Today I'm offering for sale a very nice, locally estate-found Civil War daguerreotype (6th Plate size I believe), of what appears to be a quite young Federal (Union), soldier, wearing his kepi / forage cap, and a 9 button frock coat. The image is a bit "foggy" from age, (for want of a better word), however still quite clear, and was obviously hand-colored, to include his face, hands, and uniform details. The size of the image (within its thin sheet brass frame), is 2 3/4" wide x 3 1/4 " high. The fabric "hinge" of the case has separated, as is so often the case, however both halves are retained and the closure hardware (clasp and hook), are still intact as well. Repairing the hinge with another piece of black fabric should present no problems I'd imagine.
The interior of the front half of the case has a simple impressed floral design. The overall dimensions of the case are 3 5/8 tall x 3 1/8 inches wide.
If I had to guess, I'd say that this young soldier is barely out of his teens, or perhaps early 20's at best. This is a very attractive, original Civil War vintage image, which surfaced out of a local estate with a large number of 19th century photographs and albums, and is as fresh to market as they come. If you're a collector of Civil War photography, or 19th century photographs in general, this will make a nice addition to your collection. Resale number and associated information is provided.I do not, as a rule, post any items to China or far eastern European (former Soviet bloc / Russian Federation), countries. Thank you and good luck. The item "CASED DAGUERREOTYPE of YOUNG CIVIL WAR SOLDIER in CAP & FROCK COAT, HAND COLORED" is in sale since Wednesday, November 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs".
The seller is "sofojef" and is located in Medfield, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.