Sixth Plate Ambrotype of Two Young Confederates Displaying Their Arms

Early Civil War-era sixth plate ambrotype featuring two young Confederates posed with single-barrel percussion fowlers, with one of the boys holding a small knife out in front of his chest. The fellow on the left wears a jacket with a fold-over collar characteristic of North Carolina, while his comrade wears a coat with subtle horizontal bands of braiding on the chest, the two completely different outfits being a great example of the lack of uniformity found in early Confederate photography. Buttons and knife guard tinted gold, and the image housed in full pressed paper case, fully separated at spine.

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
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