1860s Civil War Soldier Ambrotype Photograph - Union Infantry First Lieutenant
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1860s Civil War Soldier Ambrotype Photograph - Union Infantry First Lieutenant:
Very rare and original, 1860's Cased Ninth Plate Ambrotype Civil War Photograph of a handsome, young, Union Army Officer - an Infantry 1st Lieutenant - in uniform. The Image is housed in a Geometric pattern Gutta Percha / Thermoplastic Union Case.
This outstanding, period Ambrotype Photograph measures approx. 2" by 2 1/2” and is housed in what appears to be its original, Gutta Percha Case. The Ambrotype is a wonderful, near 1/2 length portrait of a Union Army Soldier wearing a frock coat with shoulder bars identifying him as a 1st Lieutenant. He also wear a forage cap with bugle form, Infantry cap insignia. The handsome young Soldier has piercing blue eyes and that all too common look on his face that attests to the fact that he has “seen the elephant”. There is delicate gold gilt highlights added to the buttons of his coat, his shoulder straps and his hat badge.
This very rare and wonderful, Civil War Officer Ambrotype Portrait is in very good condition. The focus is sharp, the contrast strong and the tonality rich and warm. The Image is well preserved with no significant scratches, scuffs or surface damage but with a “halo” of tarnish around the matt opening as well as some scratches to the emulsion at that same matt opening. Overall the Photograph is very well preserved and displays beautifully. The Gutta Percha case displays nicely but is somewhat loose at the hinges.
A very rare and wonderful, 1860's Civil War Ninth Plate Ambrotype Photograph of a handsome, young, Union Army Officer - an Infantry Lieutenant - in uniform and a fantastic addition to any collection!!
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