Rare original circa 1861 sixth-plate ambrotype of a CSA sailor. The very tips of his collar are painted...
To me it looks like the left one is gold and the right is silver. In addition, he is wearing a large gold pinky ring, and what I believe is a knife on his belt, also with painted gold accents.
There is not much detail around that area, but based on the angle and placement of the gold, I'm pretty confident it's a knife. Housed in its full original case, 3.75" x 3.25" when closed. Ambrotype is behind glass an in very good condition overall. The covers of the case are separated along the spine.A special Civil War image! Soldier rare photograph tin type antique photo photography marine navy naval picture history historic 1860s uniform nbsp. The item "1860s Photo Civil War Confederate Navy / Sailor not Soldier Armed with Knife" is in sale since Saturday, June 10, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Ambrotypes".
The seller is "jack_mord" and is located in Woodinville, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.