Three Sixth Plate Union Cases, Including a Rare Masonic Emblems, Containing Portraits of Soldiers and a Mason [Berg 1-53, 1-58, 1-87]

Includes Shield with Stars in Stripes containing a ruby ambrotype portrait of a seated federal soldier wearing a four-button sack coat with upturned collar and forage hat, and holding an 1842 musket [1-53]; U.S.S. Monitor containing a ruby ambrotype portrait of a young cadet with a bayonetted musket, wearing a short jacket with a French-style kepi [1-58]; and Masonic Emblems containing an ambrotype portrait of a bearded mason wearing a collar and apron reading "Springville Council / No. 76" with square and compasses [1-87].


Cases with light wear including some surface soil. [1-87] with chip to upper right corner and some roughness to upper left edge of front cover.

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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