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African American Sailor CDV

In uniform. Below Geo. Stewart W. Officers Boy. On verso "Pensacola" April 25, 1876. Backmark of Solano Photographic Art Studio, Vallejo, CA. The Pensacola (I) was launched in 1859, commissioned in September 1861. She joined Farragut's Gulf blockading squadron and was engaged in the battle for New Orleans. She remained in the lower Mississippi for most of war, returning to New York for refitting in spring 1864. After two years she headed around Cape Horn to join the Pacific Squadron, where she was when this image was taken. She was in service, with periods of upgrading, until 1912, when she was sunk by the Navy in San Francisco Bay.

Condition:One ink mark where someone (child?) started to color in the lanyard over his shoulder.

Estimate: $500 - $700
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$470
06/11/2010

 

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