Lot of 2, including a very rare sixth plate daguerreotype of a Union officer holding a sword. He wears light blue trousers and a standard officer's frock coat, as well as a cap with branch insignia. Of particular note is his sash, worn high across the chest, designating him as Officer of the Day. Image features red tinting on sash and is housed in a half pressed paper case; accompanied by a later sixth plate tintype of the same man, seated with a cavalry saber and full beard. He wears a forage cap, overcoat, and unusual pocket watch fob. Consignor-assigned accompanying label reads "Civil War 7th NY Infantry." Image features gold highlights and is housed in a half pressed paper case.
Daguerreotype with tarnish around edge. Tintype with a slight crazing effect when viewed from a low angle.
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