September 26, 2019 12:00 PM EDT Cincinnati
Ends October 07, 2019


Trio of Quarter Plate Images of Civil War Soldiers, Two Armed with Rifles

Lot of 3, including: 

Quarter plate tintype of a young soldier with rifle, posed before studio backdrop, housed in thermoplastic case (Berg 1-37, Roger deCoverly and the Gypsies Fortune 1) by A.P. Critchlow & Co. Case in very good condition with sharp corners. Loss to emulsion, just below soldier's hands, and circular mark in plate to the left of emulsion loss. 

Quarter plate ambrotype of Civil War sergeant with rifle and bayonet before camp scene backdrop, housed in a Union case (Berg 1-34, Harvest Motif) with two chipped corners. It is odd to see a soldier posed in a studio with both a classical pillar and a camp backdrop in the same image. Some tarnish along perimeter of image where plate meets mat, few scattered spots on plate. 

Quarter plate tintype of Civil War soldier or possibly civilian, posed before fine scenic backdrop with American flag, housed in a thermoplastic case (Berg 1-39, The Dance). If not a soldier, this man could be any one of the various civilians that were present with soldiers such as a sutler, a teamster, etc. Plate with few minor scratches/minor cracking. Interior velvet lining no longer present, wear to clasp. 

Estimate: $400 - $600
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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