Sixth Plate Ambrotype of Navy Sailor with Young Boy

Sixth plate ambrotype portrait of a seated Navy sailor with a young boy standing next to him, touching his arm. Housed in pressed paper case fully separated at spine. Back of case with two two-cent revenue stamps with 1864 postmarks. 


Image with some spotting and flaking to emulsion. Mat with heavy soil and discoloration. Case with heavy wear including full separation along spine, peeling adhesive, missing clasp, and finish loss.

Estimate: $150 - $250
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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