Sixth plate ruby ambrotype of soldier, possibly African American, in uniform with gold-tinted buttons. The subject holds a fiddle in playing position. (Very fine image with strong clarity and contrast). Housed in full, embossed leather case under mat (some surface wear to case, mat with scattered spotting). Mat stamped "Cuttings Pat." at lower left and "Barnard / Artist" at lower right.
Provenance:Eugene R. Groves Collection of 19th Century Photography
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