Quarter Plate Ambrotype of a Union Officer

A nicely arranged quarter plate ambrotype featuring a solemn-looking Union first lieutenant wearing a single-breasted frock coat, with an embroidered forage cap featuring regimental insignia resting on a pillar beside him. Background artwork lightly tinted in red and green, with officer's cheeks tinted pink. Housed in a full Union case with scroll design. 

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


Image with some fading to bottom and light spotting to upper half. Case with wear to edges and hinges, with surface soil throughout. 

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

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