The 1/9 plate (2" x 2.5") daguerreotype shows a young Civil War soldier with a penetrating stare beneath his kepi hat. His solemn image is framed with an embossed and gilded oval mat (with some loss to the gilding) behind glass and bordered with an ornate edge of gilt metal. This is fitted well into the embossed velvet lined, thermoplastic case. The exterior of the 8-sided case has a high relief decoration on both sides with an inset medallion that appears to be gilded metal.
The hinges are brass and are without any corrosion or damage. All of this is in very good condition. The image is only slightly deteriorated from age and the finely made case shows no damage at all. The item "Antique Daguerreotype Civil War Soldier Gutta Percha Thermoplastic Union Cas" is in sale since Friday, January 17, 2020.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs". The seller is "richginger" and is located in Richmond, Virginia. 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, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Uruguay, Russian federation, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.