June 22, 2018 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


Quarter Plate Ambrotype of a New York Militiaman

Hand-colored quarter plate ambrotype housed in a floral/scroll Union case. A three-quarter-length portrait of a militiaman wearing a uniform of the style common among New York militia regiments in the mid-1850s to early 1860s, and outfitted with a hard pack, canteen and haversack.

Provenance:Charles A. and Frances Swedlund Collection of Early Photography


Image with a light ring at mat edges and some loss of backing laquer in tyhe legs ad stomach areas. Union case is in very good condition.

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


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