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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. 

Condition:

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
$2,500
06/26/2020

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