folding silver "book" that has two gem size
images inside. I believe both images to be
of Civil War Generals, and although they have a
familiar look, I cannot place their name.
A little help would sure be appreciated.
The small case itself appears to be solid
1/6th Plate tintype of seated Union
Infantryman. He is wearing a 9-button Federal enlistedman's frock coat...coat is
open showing his military vest beneath ...this photo is in nice condition and quite
clear -it is unfortunately a little bit dark however. $125.
rare, 1/6th plate, ruby ambrotype of an armed
Confederate soldier. This image came out
of a local Tennessee estate, and the soldier
is holding a Colt Pocket Model revolver across
his chest. He is wearing an early war
"roller buckle" style Confederate belt rig.
There is writing done with a pin knife in the
upper left corner of the image. It
appears to likely be a name, but we are unable
to decipher it. This would be a fine
Confederate image to add to any CS image
War Era CDV (Carte De Viste) of General George
B. McClellan and wife. This is a "from
rare "BRADY" image of Gen. Tom Thumb wedding.
The image remains in beautiful condition and is
dated "1863". I have in the past seen this
"Brady" image priced at $150. and more.--$125.
condition, 1/6th plate, fully cased tintype of
two Federal Cavalrymen seated with their
Cavalry sabers over their shoulders and a Colt
revolver stuck behind each of their Model 1851
sword belt rigs. The cast brass, Model
1851, Eagle sword belt plate is clearly
visible on each soldier. This image is
housed in an excellent condition gutta percha
"Union Case" with the Constitution and an
Eagle beautifully molded into the face of the
case. This is an excellent
multi-subject, both DOUBLE armed, Civil War
image in a perfect condition CONSTITUTION
patriotic case. Very rare to
condition CDV of Confederate General Pierre
Gustave Toutant Beauregard. This image is
backmarked, "E. & H.T. Anthony - New
odd Civil War Era CDV of General William
Sherman. In this CDV, the photographer
took a picture of a Sherman image with the
matting around the picture. This CDV is
actually a war date, published "picture of a
condition, Civil War date CDV of Confederate
Lieutenant General Simon Boliver Buckner.
This image was produced by "E. & H. T. Anthony,
rare, Civil War date CDV picturing over 50
Confederate Generals with each numbered and
identified. The image remains in
condition, 1/6th plate tintype of a pair of
Union soldiers, both fully equipped with frock
coat, kepi, belt rig, cross belt plate, and
musket with bayonet. The two images are
cased in an excellent condition, full
thermoplastic display case. This is a
first class image with nice clarity and with
both subjects having a musket.--$425.
clear tintype of a Federal Infantry soldier
with his Springfield musket with bayonet
across his chest and his colt revolver stuck
behind his US belt buckle. The soldier's
cross belt with Eagle breast plate is also
clearly visible. The image is housed in
a 1/2 hard case just as it came out of the
breathtakingly beautiful, matted and framed
portrait of Confederate General Nathan Bedford
Forrest. This framed print overall
measures 30 inches by 36 inches and is framed
using acid-free matting and light filtering
glass. The framing job alone on this print
costs almost $400. Here is a super deal,
BUT, you will need to pick it up here, because
it is some-kinda big. The print itself was
published in 1973 by the SCV.--$350.
clear, 1/6th plate tintype of a Federal
Cavalryman. He is wearing a Model 1851
sword belt buckle and rig and has a Model
1851, .36 cal. Navy stuck in behind his belt.
There is a note on the back stating, "This is
believed to be Orlando Avery". The image
is mounted in a beautiful gutta percha "Union
Case" by Littlefield Parsons & Company.--$350.
nice condition, 6 1/2 inch by 4 1/4 inch albumin
photograph of James H. Clanton taken by Moyston
of Memphis, Tennessee. On the reverse of
the photograph, in very old period writing is,
"James H. (Holt) Clanton - Lawyer - CSA Soldier
- January 8, 1827 - September 27, 1871 - Killed
in a gun fight on the street of the Lamar House
Hotel - Knoxville, Tennessee, by a Yankee - A.
Clanton." We are unsure which James H.
Clanton it is in the records as there are about
three that served. I have no doubt that
with some diligent research this mystery can be
solved and likely with additional
rare, stamped brass, Patriotic case for a gem
size tintype. On one side, there is a
spread-wing eagle with stars above, and on the
reverse is a shield with stars encircling.
These Patriotic cases are quite rare, and I
generally only see one or two a year.--$295.
stereo card of Mt. Vernon (home of President
George Washington) photographed by Gardner of
Washington, D.C. The image has a
pleasing, yellowing, aged tone but remains
complete and in good condition.--$48.
condition CDV of George Smith of Co. D, 7th
Iowa Infantry. George Smith enlisted at
Ft. Madison, Iowa, on 9-16-1862, and served to
the war's end and mustered out in Washington
on 5-26-1865. George was in numerous
battles, including both Corinth and Shiloh.
The image is nicely signed on the reverse.
Iowa images are among the harder states to
corner CDV of Private Ira C. Denise of Co. B,
10th Regiment, New York Infantry.
Private Denise was in the Army 1861, 1862, and
until May of 1863 and saw numerous battles
including Malvern Hill, Bull Run,
Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville.
The image is backmarked, "Photographed BY
MOSES, 13 E. State Street, Trenton,
nice condition, seated view CDV of Private
William J. Bodell of Co. D, 66th New York
Volunteer Infantry. This is an excellent
photo, signed on the reverse with a nice clear
"BRADY'S PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO" mark.--$95.
pretty GAR grouping out of Crawford County,
Illinois. This grouping consists of a
GAR pin remaining in perfect condition, a
ribbon for the 1911, 31st Annual Reunion of
the Crawford County Veteran Association, and a
CDV of the owner wearing a GAR hat. We
unfortunately do not know the soldier's name,
but this is a really nice, out of the bushes,
GAR grouping.--$55. for all.
clear CDV of Federal General William
Rosecrans. This image is particularly
relevant here at Stones River in that General
Rosecrans commanded the Federal forces here at
the Battles of Stones River. His CDV is
one that you do not encounter as often as many
of the others.--$95.
bust shot image of a Federal Officer (likely
from Kentucky) taken at "J. C. Elrod's Gallery
- 409 Main Street - Louisville, KY."
This is a Kentucky photographer that you
attractive bust shot C.D.V. of Confederate
General Joseph E. Johnston, C.S.A. This
image has a plain reverse with no
photographer's stamp. It's a good solid
attractive and quite rare to find in complete
condition, 1/9th plate, ornate black
thermoplastic photograph case. This is
an "Improved Union Case" by "S. Peck &
Company". The case comes complete with
patriotic brass matting and glass. The
brass matting bears the logo, "The Union Now
plate, fully cased, Ambrotype of a Union
soldier. He is seated and wearing a
9-button frock coat. The image remains
in nice condition with good clarity and hardly
any flaking at all.--$150.
clear, full standing pose CDV of Private David
B. Parsels of Co. F, 107th Regiment, New York
Volunteer Infantry. This photograph was
taken by J. E. Canfield and appears to be an
early war photograph.--$75.
of Civil War Era Victorian Age ladies in
classic 1850 - 1860 "off-shoulder" gowns.
I believe that these two ladies are likely
sisters in that they have similar facial
traits. Both gowns are exquisite.
One of the images is backmarked, "J.W. Molton
- Artist - 214 Essex St. - Salem, Mass".
The other is backmarked, "C. Seaver, Jr. -
Photographer - 27 Tremont Rd. - Boston".--BOTH
nice condition CDV with waist-up pose of
Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard.
This CDV has a quite rare "Brady's National
Portrait Gallery" backmark.--$195.
of four Civil War/Victorian Era ladies.
Three of the four pictures are ambrotypes, two
of which are ruby. There is one tintype.
These images go from a young five-year-old
girl to a 30-ish lady, and then to two elderly
ladies. I find the style of their
clothing very interesting. All four
stereo card of a "Rice - Raft" with black
plantation hands floating rice straw down the
creek headed for Charleston. Rice and
rice straw was one of South Carolina's most
valuable productions during the Civil War Era.
For over 200 years, there have been prolific
rice fields all along the low land reaches of
rare to find, a full length seated view of a
Confederate soldier. The image has nice
clarity and is out of a Maryville, Tennessee
clear, Civil War date CDV of Confederate
President, Jefferson Davis. This is a
head and shoulders view without
clear, wartime CDV of Confederate General P.
G. T. Beauregard. This image has the
rare backmark of "G. W. Minnis - Photographic
Gallery - Richmond VA".--$195.
rare, young Mexican War Era, General Robert E.
Lee. This is a nice, crisp image with a
"Charles D. Fredericks & Co. - New York"
fully cased, 1/4 plate tintype of a young
Federal Infantryman wearing a 4-button sack
coat and US belt and buckle rig. The
image has a patriotic backdrop with a red,
white, and blue tinted American flag flying.
The original case remains in nice
out of a Pennsylvania estate sale, crisp,
clear CDV of a Federal Lieutenant in a Civil
War Era, die stamped, black paper lacquered
pretty little lady's locket that is shaped like
a bible and actually opens up and has
Rare stereo card of a "Rice - Raft" with
black plantation hands floating rice straw
down the creek headed for Charleston.
Rice and rice straw wase are tintypes of George Washington - Grant
- Scott - and McClellan. The back cover of
the locket is not present. I only get one
of these little book lockets about every couple
years. This little locket displays
beautifully opened up to the pictures
plate, ambrotype of two seated Union soldiers
that look to likely be brothers. One is
wearing a standard kepi, and the other is
wearing an earlier Mexican War era hat.
The image is out of an Ohio estate and remains
nice and clear.--$150.
rare "From Life" CDV of Confederate Brigadier
General Humphrey Marshall. General
Marshall was from Kentucky and was very active
during the Civil War Era, both militarily and
plate, tintype of a double-armed, young Union
Infantry soldier. He is wearing his US
beltrig with a sideknife stuck behind his belt
and his Springfield musket at his side.
This image is in a 1/2 hard case and has very
good content, but is unfortunately darker than
we would like for it to be. Even though
somewhat dark, it is still a very nice
plate tintype of a fully equipped, Federal
Infantry Enlistedman. This is a standing
view wearing a 9-button frock coat with US
beltrig and cartridge box at his side.
His musket with bayonet stands in front of
him. The photograph is taken in front of
a patriotic backdrop with tents, canons, and
flags. The photograph is housed in a 1/2
hard case and remains in good stable condition
with no flaking at all. The only
negative is the image is unfortunately darker
than what would be ideal. Even though
dark, the image has great content and would be
a nice addition to a collection.--$175.
rare "From Life" Anthony CDV of Confederate
General Sterling Price. The image is a
bit faded and has been trimmed to fit a 1/6th
plate hard case. It may not be in
perfect condition, but it is definitely one
that is hard to come by.--$150.
rare to find "from life" C.D.V. of
Confederate General Gideon Johnson Pillow.
Well known for surrendering Fort Donelson to
plate, fully cased ambrotype of a young
Union Private. The image has some
fading, but in good light, is all completely
visible. In the back of the case is
written "August 10, 1862, age 23".
This is a seated pose, and he is wearing an
enlisted man's 9 - button frock coat and
also his kepi.--$150.
cased, 1/9th plate, tintype of a young
Federal Soldier. This is a bust view,
and he is wearing an early war style
condition original "Carbon Studio" albumin
of Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard.
The image measures 4" by 6" and was
published by "M. Miley and Son - Lexington,
VA (Michael Miley)." It remains in
absolutely perfect condition.--$295.
War Era CDV of Benjamin Gratz Brown.
B. Gratz Brown was a well known Civil War
Era legislator from Missouri. Brown is
most well known for his extreme - near
radical anti-slavery position. A
rather scarce CDV to find.--$48.
of Federal General Jas. Shields.--$48.
cased 1/6th plate tintype of a young Federal
Corporal. This is a seated outside
camp view with his Corporal stripes clearly
visible. The case is a very cool Union
Patriotic with the eagle and shield on both
less than "Drop Dead" mint
beautiful 1/9th plate gutta percha "S.
Peck & Co. - Improved Union
Case". If you have a killer 1/9th
plate image - Here is a case worthy of
rare hanging style ornate gutta-percha case
for a 1/6th plate tintype or ambrotype.
It is an "Improved UNION CASE"
with an "1859" patent date.
When this case came out of the estate sale
some of the corners were chipped, and I have
had them professionally restored. Perfect for your "extra nice
nice condition "E. & H. T. Anthony" backmark C.D.V. of "Maj. Gen. J.
clear Civil War era C.D.V. of "Little Mac" and his wife.--$85.
cased 1/6th plate tintype of a standing Federal Cavalry Trooper. He
is wearing his kepi, his Model 1851 sword belt rig, and has
his cavalry saber standing right in front of him. Nothing really
fancy about this guy - Just your typical Federal Cavalry Trooper ready to
clear "from life" full standing pose of a young Massachusetts cavalryman.
Crisp backmark of "AB'M Fisher - Photographer - 89 Washington St. -
of 5 CDVs and one tintype. This grouping includes two Civil War
soldiers - two Civil War era clergy - and two Span-Am. War
soldiers. There are a variety of different backmarks including a
rare San Francisco, Cal. one.--$175. for the entire collection - That's
less than $30. per image.
and tough to come by 1973 print of General Nathan Bedford Forrest that
was done by the Sons of Confederate Veterans over 30 years ago.
The print is BIG measuring 24 inches by 30 inches before framing and is
absolutely breathtaking once it's matted and framed. I seldom get
these in anymore.--$89.
plate ambrotype of a young Union soldier seated with who I
would guess to be his younger brother from his look and his
age. Both are seated, and the soldier is wearing a
frock coat and his kepi. The photo has nice clarity
but is not in a case.--$115.
engraving of Commodore Nutt and Minnie Warren.--$45.
view CDV of a salty old Union veteran. This old fellow looks
serious enough to have seen it all.--$50.
vintage CDV of a young Union musician. The musician's lyre is
clearly visible on his cap. There is a light crease from an old
bend across the top of the photo.--$50.