[CIVIL WAR]. Sixth plate daguerreotype of soldier, possibly Confederate. N.p.: n.p., [ca early 1860s].

Sixth plate daguerreotype. (Spotting to plate, tarnish near mat opening, clouding, contrast a bit weak.) Housed in half case (surface wear, loss). 

Portrait of an early recruit, possibly Southern, wearing a grey state-issue 6-button shell jacket with low standing collar. The unknown artist has applied lines of trim around the edges of the jacket to embellish existing braid that was probably too light to show to advantage in the plate. The buttons have been crudely overpainted obscuring the detail. The square-billed kepi seems to be darker blue with subtle lines of applied braid.

Provenance:Eugene R. Groves Collection of 19th Century Photography

Estimate: $600 - $800
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