[CIVIL WAR] A group of 5 photographs of militiamen, comprising:

Quarter plate ruby ambrotype seated portrait of a militiaman in full uniform including gold-highlighted epaulettes, buttons, belt plate, hat insignia, and sword, and red-tinted sash. N.p.: n.p., n.d. (Several cracks to plate, held together with transparent tape applied to verso, with heavy spotting throughout; unsealed.) Housed in pressed paper case (fully separated at spine, with surface wear including spots of finish loss throughout). -- Sixth plate tintype portrait of a mustachioed militiaman in full uniform including Pickelhaube helmet, sword, coat, and indecipherable badge. N.p.: n.p., n.d. (Very light wear to plate including some light scratching and imperfections; unsealed.) Housed in a pressed paper case (surface wear including finish loss in some spots throughout and discoloration to velvet pad). -- Ninth plate seated ambrotype portrait of a young militaman in uniform including epaulettes and shako with regimental insignia reading "27" and topped with a pompom. N.p.: n.p., n.d. (Heavy scratching to left side of subject, with tarnish along mat opening; unsealed.) Housed under mat, glass, and preserver, in a wooden wall frame (not secured with nails, wear and discoloration to gold paint on frame). Subject's cheeks are lightly tinted pink, and he wears an apprehensive or nervous expression on his face. -- And 2 others, including a 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 paper image housed in a pressed paper case and a sixth plate ambrotype housed in a half pressed paper case. Both feature uniformed militiamen. 

Estimate: $400 - $600
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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