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    AMBROTYPE IMAGE OF '49ER WITH A SILHOUETTE BOWIE KNIFE 1850's - The California '49er in this tinted ambrotype image has the open-handled nickel silver bowie knife similar to the one pictured in the previous lot of this sale. The tinting of the ambrotype is very well done, even having tinted background. The back of ambrotype has been blackened with paint. It has a very nice case which is actually of the Molina Photographic Company in Havana and has an elaborate impressed image of the city of Havana on the front. A Cuban '49er? 2.75"x 3.25".

    Condition: Very good.

    Note: The type of Bowie knife the man is carrying is in this same auction, the previous lot in this catalog. From The William Turner Collection.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
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