Sixth Plate Octagonal Ambrotype of Confederate Soldier from Georgia

Octagonal ambrotype of an anonymous Georgia soldier seated in a studio, his hat insignia and buttons tinted gold and cheeks lightly tinted pink. Housed in full, octagonal thermoplastic Union case, A Game of Chess, [Berg 1-122]. Despite the diagonal crack in the glass plate, this is a stunning portrait of a young, confident Confederate soldier. Ca early 1860s. 

Purchased from the Bryan Watson Collection of Civil War images. 


Diagonal crack through entire glass plate, extending from top right to lower left, reinforced with scotch tape on back of plate. Case in very fine condition.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium

Internet Bidding

Have a Similar Item?

Consign With Us

PLEASE NOTE: Previews and Pickups will be by appointment only.

Let Cowan's Handle Your Shipping!

Cowan's Auctions is one of the only houses to offer full service, in-house shipping.  

Our experts pack and ship over 5,000 purchases each year.  
Shipping costs are included on every invoice to make getting your items as fast and easy as possible. 

For more information, click HERE or contact shipping@cowans.com.