Lot 13    

Sixth Plate Tintype of Confederate Trans-Mississippi Captain
6/23/2011 - American History, Including the Civil War
With a present day note indicating that the image was found in Eastern Texas. The unknown militia officer wears a plain dark-colored triple-breasted frock coat with gilded shoulder straps and a plethora of obscured buttons. The coat is identical to the simple uniform worn in a published photograph of Arkansas 1st Lieutenant Omer R. Weaver of the Pulaski Light Artillery, killed at Wilson’s Creek. The militia battery was originally formed at Little Rock in December 1860 by Captain Robert C. Newton who coincidentally bears a striking resemblance to the officer in the tintype (see Newton likeness online). Robert C. Newton (1840-1887) later served in the 18th Arkansas (3rd Confederate) and as a staff officer under Generals Hindman and Holmes. Appointed colonel of the 5th Arkansas Cavalry, and later the 3rd Arkansas State Cavalry, Newton ended the war in command of a mounted brigade in the Trans-Mississippi Department.

Condition:  
Thick unvarnished plate with several scattered surface pops, minor diagonal abrasions, and subtle spidering throughout, still VG.+ with strong contrast but just average clarity. Housed in a complete composition case.
Sold: $0.00
Price includes
Buyer's Premium
      Ask a Question

All Images

don't miss

an opportunity to bid. You can't win if you're not in.

sign up to bid

what's it worth?

ask the experts

sell your item

start selling
Charles J. Belden Photograph of a Group of American Indians with Visitors
Lot # 277 - Charles J. Belden Photograph of a Group of American Indians with Visitors
Silver gelatin photograph, unmarked, but by Charles Belden, of a group of American Indians that appear to be Shoshone, wearing headdresses and traditional clothing, posing with two Caucasian men and one woman, taken in front of a log cabin, most likely in Wyoming, ca 1910s-1940s, 12 x 16 in. Charles... > Item Details
Richard Throssel Collection of Crow Indian Photographs
Lot # 304 - Richard Throssel Collection of Crow Indian Photographs
Lot of 28 photographs produced by Richard Throssel, featuring a warm-toned photograph of a silhouetted mounted Crow Indian, numbered and copyrighted in the negative at lower left and signed by Throssel on the mount, with Throssel's partial label on verso and Property of Office of Indian Affairs, Was... > Item Details
Samoan Photographic Albums, 1918-1919, Compiled by Naval Pharmacist
Lot # 182 - Samoan Photographic Albums, 1918-1919, Compiled by Naval Pharmacist
Lot featuring 2 albums containing approx. 384 photographs taken by Naval pharmacist, Eddy Williams, while working in the Samoan Islands between 1918-1919. The photographs were taken in Tau, Suifaga, Pago Pago, and Tuituila, among other locations. Silver gelatin photographs, ranging in size from 1.75... > Item Details
Quincy Adams Gillmore Autographed CDV as Major General
Lot # 52 - Quincy Adams Gillmore Autographed CDV as Major General
A cdv portrait of Quincy Gillmore, with Sam A. Cooley's Beaufort, S.C. backmark, and inked inscription on verso For. Mrs. Bartlett / West Point / N.Y. / Q.A. Gillmore / Maj. Genl. Gillmore (1825-1888) graduated at the top of his class at the U.S. Military Academy in 1849 and then received a commissi... > Item Details
CDV Album with Two Confederate Portraits
Lot # 20 - CDV Album with Two Confederate Portraits
A small family group containing 17 mostly unidentified civilian portraits with two anonymous Confederate officers in uniform and one disparate Yankee infantryman. The cartes display a diverse geographical range of back marks including St. Louis, New Orleans, Mobile, and Austin, Texas. One of the Con... > Item Details
Mounted Albumen of Field Gun & Crew by Brady
Lot # 36 - Mounted Albumen of Field Gun & Crew by Brady
With Brady/Washington imprint, trimmed to 2.75 x 4.125 in. A staged outdoor view of a full Union artillery crew working a 10 lb Parrot Rifle, the muzzle pointed menacingly at the camera. Horses and the mounted handlers of the gun limber are directly behind a flank marker. This photograph from Brad... > Item Details
Reunion Photo of Survivors of the <i>Liberty Hall Volunteers</i>, 4th Virginia Infantry, Stonewall Brigade
Lot # 139 - Reunion Photo of Survivors of the Liberty Hall Volunteers, 4th Virginia Infantry, Stonewall Brigade
Silver gelatin photograph featuring 15 of the 25 survivors of the Liberty Hall Volunteers, Co. I of the 4th Virginia Infantry, Stonewall Brigade, each identified on a handwritten note attached to verso, with J.L. McCown, Lexington, VA backstamp, 7.25 x 9 in., mounted on board, 11 x 14 in. The note e... > Item Details
Patrick Henry Signed Land Grant
Lot # 206 - Patrick Henry Signed Land Grant
(1736-1799), orator and statesman (delegate to Continental Congress, Revolutionary War), signed P. Henry, as Governor of Virginia. Partially printed on vellum, 1p, 13 x 13.75 in. Richmond, VA, 1 June 1786, with seal. 168.75 acres of land sold to Henry Banks. > Item Details
Civil War Diary of Unidentified Ohio 123 Infantry Soldier, POW
Lot # 81 - Civil War Diary of Unidentified Ohio 123 Infantry Soldier, POW
Lot includes a pocket diary, 6 in. tall, soft leather binding with flap, 92pp. Also includes a typed transcription of the diary. There is nothing in the diary or text to identify the writer, but he is literate (he can even spell "bivouac"). He identifies the diary as having been written at Martinsbu... > Item Details
W.H. Jackson, Hayden Expedition Photograph Featuring Jackson's Camera
Lot # 255 - W.H. Jackson, Hayden Expedition Photograph Featuring Jackson's Camera
Albumen photograph, 4.5 x 7.5 in., on cream-colored mount, 10.75 x 13.75 in., titled in the negative Cliff House. Rio San Juan. The photograph captures W.H. Jackson's 20 x 24 in. camera, which he used during the 1875 expedition to create mammoth plate prints. Published in Picture Maker of the Old We... > Item Details
Alexander Stephens' Copies of Grant & Lee's Appomattox Papers
Lot # 71 - Alexander Stephens' Copies of Grant & Lee's Appomattox Papers
11.5 x 14.74 in., originally folded, four page letter sheet of typically poor southern paper. Written in an unknown manuscript hand, this sheet contains three of the most important communications of the Civil War. The first quarter panel contains Grant's surrender proposal to Lee; the second panel ... > Item Details
Apache Chief San Juan Boudoir Photograph
Lot # 330 - Apache Chief San Juan Boudoir Photograph
A fine studio portrait of Chief San Juan, a Mescalero Apache, with no photographer's mark, but attributed to Henry Buehman, mounted on gray cardstock. > Item Details
<i>Estufa at Santo Domingo</i> Photograph by Grace Nicholson
Lot # 334 - Estufa at Santo Domingo Photograph by Grace Nicholson
Warm-toned silver gelatin photograph with handwritten inscription on verso Estufa - Ceremonial House - at Santa[sic] Domingo - Pueblo - N.M., 9 x 11.5 in. Grace Nicholson (active 1902-1915) a California dealer in American Indian art at the turn-of-the-century, used photography to document the pieces... > Item Details
Early Missouri Burrough-Henderson Family Papers, 1815-1912
Lot # 215 - Early Missouri Burrough-Henderson Family Papers, 1815-1912
Approx. 430 items. An attorney, city official, and officer of the Normal School, and all around prominent citizen of Cape Girardeau, Jacob H. Burrough left this diverse correspondence documenting the transition of the Mississippi Valley during the era of Mark Twain, as it grew from a rough hewn fron... > Item Details
36-Star American National Flag
Lot # 153 - 36-Star American National Flag
Most likely wool, but not examined outside of frame, 9 x 15.75 in., with 36 printed stars configured in 7/7/8/7/7 horizontal rows on canton. The fly consists of 13 printed stripes. The hoist appears to be wool with two whipped-stitched grommets, with twisted cotton tied to the hoist. The flag is mou... > Item Details
William M. Pennington (1874-1940) Photographs
Lot # 335 - William M. Pennington (1874-1940) Photographs
Lot of 16warm-toned silver gelatin prints; signed in negative lower right; 11 portraits of Navajos, two images of a Sioux chief; and three landscapes signed in ink lower right Pen Dike Studio, from William Pennington and Lisle Updike's Durango, Colorado studio, each image 8 in. x 10 in. early 20th c... > Item Details
Callender Fayssoux, William Walker's Aide-de-Camp, Paymaster, & Purchasing Agent, Daguerreotypes
Lot # 175 - Callender Fayssoux, William Walker's Aide-de-Camp, Paymaster, & Purchasing Agent, Daguerreotypes
Two sixth plate daguerreotypes housed in same case, one featuring a portrait of Callender Fayssoux, plus a second image of Fayssoux, at left, seated at a table with an unidentified gentleman holding a hat, each brass mat stamped T.C. Rhodes / San Jose C.R. The book Freebooters Must Die! The Life and... > Item Details
12th U.S.C.T. Civil War Album
Lot # 18 - 12th U.S.C.T. Civil War Album
Comprising 16 ink signed CDVs of uniformed 12th USCT company grade officers plus two unidentified with one unrelated 14th PA Cavalry private, together with 66 civilian cartes, mostly anonymous, from a period album that belonged to Assistant Surgeon David M. Anderson of the 12th USCT. Two of the car... > Item Details
<i>Great Western Steamer, 1839</i> Presentation Knife
Lot # 233 - Great Western Steamer, 1839 Presentation Knife
10 in. blade, marked on blade Moore Tichbornes, 19 in. overall. Deer foot handle with American, unmarked coin silver shoe plaque that reads From New York / By the Great Western Steamer 1839 Presented by Earl O'Neill. No information regarding an Earl O'Neill related to the Great Western steamer could... > Item Details
ITEMS 1-20 of 20
SKIP TO PAGE: