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Ambrotype of Hammer Dulcimer Player,
2002 Americana & Decorative Arts. November 20.
anonymous sixth plate in a pressed paper case, showing a young girl holding two hammers and peering over her dulcimer. The first such image of this type of musical instrument we've seen in 20 years!

Condition:  
Image VG+, case separated at spine.
Est $300 - $400
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Silk Ribbon From the 1864 Campaign,
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Early American Baskets,
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American Miniature on Ivory,
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Civil War Diaries, 1st Mass. Battery,
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Quarter Plate Tintype of Civil War Outdoor Scene,
Lot # 160 - Quarter Plate Tintype of Civil War Outdoor Scene,
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Civil War Archive of Samuel Patton, 1st Illinois Artillery
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CDV of Union General E.L. Viele, Autographed,
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CDV of CSA Officer H.H. Zacharie,
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Copper Canteen,
Lot # 726 - Copper Canteen,
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Blue Decorated Salt Glazed Stoneware Jars,
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Rosewood Egyptian Revival Tea Caddy,
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Two Early Pacific Islands Narratives,
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Early Ivory Handled Medical Kit,
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