Today we are delighted to offer for sale a fantastic Civil War-era carte de visite photograph, complete with stamped leather case! An early form of photography that started in 1854, carte de visite, or CDV, images, were small photographs that quickly became popular collectibles among the Victorians, who would have special albums in their parlors to display their favorite images. This trimmed CDV image is of a Union soldier in full uniform, seated at a table.
His legs are slightly crossed at the knee. He wears a cap and his arm rests atop a stack of two books. The image is sepia toned.CDV is mounted in a stamped leather union case with latch closure. A light red velvet pad with embossed scroll design on the inner verso side of the case protects the glass-covered photograph. Image is surrounded by an elaborate gilt metal double layer frame/mat with stamped scroll designs. The outside of the case has embossed floral and scroll designs on both sides. CDV presents in good, as-found antique condition, with good clarity on the image and minimal visible damage besides some mild background spotting/discoloration. Some loss of image is present above the soldier's wrist. Velvet pad has minor discoloration. Union case has minor wear and scuffing commensurate with age and use, including minor surface loss at edges and on high points of the relief design. What a fantastic addition to any antique photography or Civil War collection. Dimensions (including case): 3-1/8" in width, 3-5/8" in height, 3/4 in depth. Item(s) will be professionally packed to prevent damage in transit. Feel welcome to message us with further questions or requests for more images, and thank you for looking! Your satisfaction is important to us. It will be our pleasure to leave you great feedback in return! (adjacent to I-95, exit 30, in historic Pawtucket, RI) is the highest volume antiques mall in the American Northeast! We are a magnet for rare and unusual items!
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