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gem sized photograph of Federal Cavalry
Commander, General Phillip Sheridan. The
image has the tiny brass matting around the
image and just needs a little gem sized image
cased, 1/6th plate, Ambrotype of a standing
Union Infantryman. He is wearing a
Hardee hat with infantry insignia -
enlistedman's Federal frock coat with US
beltrig with buckle, breastplate, capbox, and
cartridge box. His musket with bayonet
affixed is standing alongside him. There
is a little haloing around the subject, but
the image remains reasonably clear, and all
his equipment can be easily seen.--$295.
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
fully cased, 1/6th plate, tintype of a well
equipped Federal Cavalry trooper. He has a
Model 1860, .44 cal., Colt Army revolver across
his chest and an 1840 Heavy Cavalry saber
standing alongside. He is also wearing a
regulation Model 1851 Eagle sword belt rig and
has a clearly visible crossed sabers hatpin on
his cap. The image is cased in a
beautiful, patriotic, Gutta Percha, "UNION"
case. The case is marked, "Littlefield,
Parsons & Co." patent union cases. Only a
few images per year this nice come along.--$750.
Life Anthony CDV of John Bankhead Magruder
(May 1, 1807 – February 19, 1871). He was
a career military officer who served in the
armies of three nations. He was a
officer in the
American Civil War,
general in the Imperial Mexican Army. Known as
"Prince John" to his army friends, Magruder was
most noted for his actions in delaying Federal
troops during the 1862
through elaborate ruses that gave
George B. McClellan
the impression that the Confederates had more
forces than in actuality, and in successfully
in 1863. The CDV has been trimmed to fit a
1/6th plate tintype case.--$125.SOLD
life Anthony C.D.V. of General William "Extra
Billy"Smith. It I remember correctly, Gen.
Smith was the oldest Confederate General to
command in the field. His nickname of
"Extra Billy" came from his time with the
railroad charging "Extra" for some side line
pickups. The image has been trimmed to fit
a photo album or a 1/6th plate frame.
Quite a rare Confederate image with reduced
price for being trimmed.--$125.SOLD
rare, "From Life" CDV of Confederate Secretary
of State, Judah P. Benjamin. Also included
is a very nice condition, February 17, 1864,
issue CS $2 note which pictures Secretary
Benjamin on the right hand side. This is
quite a rarity to see these two artifacts
offered together.--$275 for both.SOLD
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
rare CDV of Sgt. Newton Cannon of Williamson
County, Tennessee, who was a member of the 11th
Tennessee Cavalry and author of the regimental
history entitled The
Reminiscences of Newton Cannon.
Sgt. Newton Cannon was the son of a well known
previous Governor of the State of Tennessee.
This photo was taken at Giers Gallery in
Nashville, TN. In 40 years, this is only
the second image of Sgt. Newton Cannon that I
have ever had. This image is out of the
massive 50-year collection of Mr. Herbert Harper
of Franklin, TN. It will likely be many
years before you get another chance at a CDV of
Sgt. Newton Cannon.--$295.SOLD
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.
condition, fully cased, 1/9th plate, early war,
ruby ambrotype of a seated Federal enlistedman
with his .44 cal. Remington revolver across his
chest. This is an exceptionally nice
quality, clear, early Civil War cased
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.
scarce "From Life" C.D.V. of Confederate
General John C. Breckinridge. General
Breckinridge was a past Vice President of
the United States from the State of
Kentucky. During the Civil War,
General Breckinridge was assigned to the
Army of Tennessee under Confederate General
Braxton Bragg. General Bragg accused
General Breckinridge of being in a drunken
state at the Battles of Stones River and
Missionary Ridge and thereby contributing to
Confederate defeats at these sites.
This is a Brady-New York image.--$195.
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, large 1/4th plate, tintype of a
seated Union artilleryman. The subject
is seated with his kepi on his knee with a
clearly visible set of crossed cannons on
his kepi. His Model 1840 artillery
saber is out of the scabbard and standing
directly in front of him. The image
has nice clarity but is just a little bit
darker than optimum.--$295.SOLD
rare "Anthony" backmark CDV of Confederate
General Thomas Hart Taylor. This CDV
is incorrectly ID'd on the back of the card
as being General Dick (Richard) Taylor when
in reality we have found that he is actually
General Thomas Hart Taylor. General T.
H. Taylor came up through the ranks
originally being a Colonel commanding the
1st KY Volunteer Infantry. He served
in Virginia - East Tennessee - and ended his
career at Vicksburg, Mississippi, and
Mobile, Alabama. Following the Civil
War, General Taylor had a long civilian
career at Louisville, Kentucky. As far
as I can remember, this is the first image I
have ever had of CS General Thomas Hart
size 1/9th plate tintype of a young Federal
soldier. He is seated and wearing a
Regulation Federal Enlistedman's Frock coat.
The image is housed in a 1/2 hard
cased, 1/9th plate, tintype of a young
Federal Soldier. This is a bust view,
and he is wearing an early war style
standing view of a Federal Cavalry officer
wearing his nine button officer's frock coat
with Lieutenant shoulder straps, a Model
1851 cast brass Eagle sword belt rig, and
his maroon officer's sash is visible at his
side. In addition, he has a Model 1860
Light Cavalry saber cradled in his arm.
This is a quite large 1/4 plate image in a
1/2 hard case. There are a couple
small scuff marks on the image, but it is in
overall good condition. It is really
hard to find a big 1/4 plate armed Cavalry
rare, 1/9th plate, crisp, clear, ruby
ambrotype of an early war Federal
Infantryman wearing his sky blue great coat
with cape, Model 1858 Union canteen with
linen sling over his shoulder, and tar cloth
haversack hanging under the canteen with tar
cloth strap over his shoulder and under the
linen canteen sling. I could count on
my fingers how many images I have had over
the last 40 years with canteen and
haversack. If you remove the image
from the case and matting, you can see much
more of the canteen and haversack.--$395.
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.
clear BIG 1/4th plate fully cased tintype of a Federal Chaplin.
This is a full standing pose with his bible in his hand.--$295.
horizontal shot C.D.V. of Gen. Grant with
his entire family.--$65.
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
this image weren't so dark - It would be a
BIG DOLLAR image. It is a 1/9th plate
tintype of a Federal BUGLER with his Bugle
in his hand. He is wearing a 9-button
Federal enlistedman's frock coat, and is
holding his bugle in his hand. You can
easily see the bugle, but the image is,
unfortunately, quite dark. Great
content, but because it is so dark - priced
to virtually give away.--$195.
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
condition double cased images of a father
and son in a fine "Holmes, Booth, &
Hayden" Guttapercha case. The
image of the son is a nice, clear military
with a Colt revolver across his chest.
The image of the father is clear as well
with a gilted masonic pin clearly visible.
Just a fine condition case and set of
nice condition "E. & H. T. Anthony" backmark C.D.V. of "Maj. Gen. J.
War outdoor albumin photograph showing a camp scene with a number of
visible soldiers, tents, weapons, and even uncleaned fish no-doubt for
supper that night. It remains in a very old frame. The image
has faded and is somewhat light, but everything is still visible - even
the fish !!!--$350.
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.
1/6th plate tintype of a seated Union infantry
sergeant mounted in a one half hard case. He is wearing a 9-button blue trimmed
enlistedman's infantry frock coat with his sergeant stripes
clearly visible. He is also wearing his
regulation U. S. belt rig, but his U.S. buckle has
been gilted. The photo has nice clarity with only a
few tiny ageing lines.--$250.
1/4th plate fully cased tintype of a Union
Infantryman. He is standing at attention with his
musket with bayonet standing at his side. He is
wearing a U.S. belt rig with buckle, cap box, cartridge box,
cross belt, and eagle breastplate. The photo is just a
little dark but has very good content.--$295.
plate tintype of a young Union private. This photo is
in a half case, and the young soldier is seated wearing a
9-button enlistedman's frock coat and also has on his
kepi. The photograph is clear and not flaking at all
but is just a little dark. This photo is out of
central Ohio, and there is a 34 on his hat. I would
guess this young fellow is a member of the 34th Ohio Vol.
Inf. This is a neat little picture at a very
of a seated Union private. He is wearing an open frock coat
exposing his vest beneath. The photo has an unusual "Jas.
Hart Muscatine, Iowa" backmark.--$65.
view CDV of a salty old Union veteran. This old fellow looks
serious enough to have seen it all.--$50.
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 a little bit dark however. $125.
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.