Quarter Plate Ambrotype of Double-Armed Gent, Possibly from the South

Quarter plate ambrotype of a man with a slow eye and greased down hair displaying his 1842 single-shot percussion pistol and 1849 Colt percussion revolver. A great character study of a subject that has been tentatively identified as an early Confederate soldier taken before going off to war, although this cannot be confirmed. Housed in full, pressed paper case. Ca early 1860s. 

Purchased from the Bryan Watson Collection of Civil War images. 



Very fine condition with some very slight swipes. Wear to case including surface nicks/abrasions, with reinforced hinge. 

Estimate: $700 - $900
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium

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