Half Plate Ambrotype of Civil War Naval Officer,

with the rank of Master wearing the regulation service dress first prescribed in 1852 and worn until superceded in 1862. His double-breasted frock coat, shoulder straps, and cuff button arrangement are the mark of a sea-going line officer originally known as a Sailing Master and rating just below the rank of Lieutenant. The salt carries the regulation M1852 naval officers sword and two-piece belt plate with fouled anchor device. The unknown photographer has gilded all insignia including buttons. The image is absolutely flawless with excellent contrast and strong clarity. Housed in a complete composition case with original brass mat and retainer.


Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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