Rare and original, 1860's Civil War Quarter Plate Ruby Plate Ambrotype Photograph of an armed Union Army Second Lieutenant!! This original, period Ambrotype Photograph measures approx. 3 1/4" by 4 1/4" and is housed in a period pressed brass matt and binding with the original cover glass. This wonderful Ambrotype features 3/4 length portrait of a very young Union Officer wearing a 3/4 length frock coat, shoulder straps of a Second Lieutenant and a fantastic Hardee Hat with plume. His hands rest on the hilt of his sword which stands before him in its scabbard.
Neither the subject nor the photographer are identified in any way. This rare and original, Civil War Ruby Plate Ambrotype Photograph is in excellent condition. The Photograph exhibits sharp focus, strong contrast and a rich, warm tonality. The Ambro displays beautifully with a very thin halo of solarization at the matt opening and with a few tiny surface nicks to the emulsion at the matt opening on the left hand edge. Otherwise there are no other significant flaws - no other damage and no repairs of any kind.The surface is stable and sound with no surface crazing or peeling. As stated above the Ambrotype is housed in a period, pressed brass matt and binding with a period cover glass. A very rare and original, 1860's Civil War Quarter Plate Ruby Plate Ambrotype Photograph of an Armed Union Army Second Lieutenant and a fantastic addition to any collection! And Click Here to Add Us To Your Favorite Sellers List. Click Here to Discover More About this Item and Many Others on Our New Informational / Non-Commercial / Reference Blog - Walnutts.
The item "1860's CIVIL WAR 1/4 PLATE RUBY PLATE AMBROTYPE PHOTO OF ARMED UNION SOLDIER" is in sale since Friday, July 31, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs". The seller is "walnutts" and is located in Brewster, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.