September 26, 2019 12:00 PM EDT Cincinnati
Ends October 07, 2019


Ambrotype and Tintype of Soldiers in Distinctive Uniforms

Lot of 2.

Sixth plate ambrotype of two unidentified soldiers sporting bushy mustaches and goatees, wearing smoking caps, a common non-regulation style of headgear favored in camp and often seen in early war photography among AOP regiments. Several early war Brady views show Michigan troops wearing the smoking cap. The man on the left is wearing a uniform, but the brass insignia on his smoking cap is indiscernible. The fellow on the right is not dressed in a uniform. Housed under glass and mat preserver, but uncased. Some loss to emulsion along perimeter of ambrotype, with few spots to plate. 

CDV-sized tintype of a full standing soldier wearing a fanciful uniform, including plumed shako, white gloves, and cross straps. With original album page, and modern typed label, which identifies the subject as a "'Chasseur de Vincennes.' Probably from New York, taken early in the Civil War." However, research indicates that this tintype shows a post-war private sporting a grey faced black uniform adopted by a number of National Guard Regiments in New York and also Connecticut. Image a little dark, otherwise very good condition.

Estimate: $150 - $300
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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