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    George B. McClellan 1/6th Plate Tintype From An Engraving. A very unusual item that possibly dates to "Little Mac's" 1864 presidential bid against Republican incumbent Abraham Lincoln. Although gem-size ferrotypes of McClellan are familiar to collectors, here is a conventionally sized cased image that was unconventionally taken from an engraved portrait rather than from life. Housed in a brown thermoplastic case sporting geometric elements.This particular design was made by Scovill Manufacturing Company and is #256 in the Krainik reference guide to Union cases. The image has a few emulsion scratches that do not effect the portrait. A small nick and a larger area of plastic loss are along the lower outside border of the case.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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