rare display including the "Maid of Honor"
ribbon for the 1924 UCV Reunion in Memphis,
Tennessee, for the Eastern Division of the
United Confederate Veterans. This ribbon
was purchased out of the Bradley/Forrest estate
in Memphis, Tennessee, around 1970, and with the
ribbon is an ambrotype of a Civil War Era lady
holding what appears to be a Bible. This
display is going to be an exciting research
project for someone. We believe this young
lady could possibly be Marguerite Toutant
Beauregard of New Orleans, Louisiana, who was
the Chief Maid of Honor at this reunion.
Who is up for this research challenge?--$395.
plate, fully cased tintype of a young, Federal
Private. This is a bust view, and he is
wearing a 9-button Enlistedman's frock coat.
The image has good clarity and is not flaking at
beautiful 1/9th plate EAGLE PATRIOTIC hard
rubber case complete with patriotic matting
and glass intact. If you have a killer
image worthy of a SWEET case - Here it is
Indian War Era albumin of a young Federal
Enlistedman identified on the reverse as Jack
Copeland. He is wearing the regulation
Indian War beltrig with the cast brass buckle
with the oval and the US in the center of the
oval. A "crossed muskets" hat insignia can
be seen on his kepi. The photograph was
taken by Lyman & Wells - Photographer; 276 1/2
S. High St.; Columbus, Ohio. This is a
standing view with his musket at his side.
The Indian War Era is becoming more popular to
collect these days.--$45.SOLD
rare, gem size ambrotype of a Confederate
Captain (as seen by the three bars on his
collar) in a full gutta percha hard case.
The image is unfortunately broken into
multiple pieces that fit back together to be
the entire image. If this image were not
broken, it would be a quite expensive
ambrotype. It is still a nice
photograph, but due to being broken, is now a
super reasonably priced Confederate Captain
rare tiny Civil War era Photo Album for tiny
little "Gem Size" tintypes and CDVs. The
album contains 61 photos with a few being
military including Gen. U. S. Grant.
There are also lots of ladies, gents, and
children of the era.--$195.
rare, original albumin photograph taken by
famous Lookout Mountain photographer, J. B.
Linn, clearly showing Union soldiers scaling
the mountain cliff using a series of ladders
on November 25, 1863. The photograph
remains very clear, and a number of Union
soldiers can be clearly seen on the ladders
climbing the mountain. This is truly an
excellent Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Lookout
BIG, fully cased, 1/4th plate tintype of three
young Federal artillery soldiers. All
three soldiers are wearing artillery shell
jackets and have crossed canons on their
kepis. Multiple subject Civil War images
in nice condition are scarce to come
cased, 1/9th plate ambrotype of a young man
out of the local area with his fowling rifle
at his side and his powder flask slung across
his shoulder. This is very typical of
how many young Tennessee Confederates left
home for the war. We unfortunately do
not have a firm I.D. on this young man but may
be able to learn more about him.--$450.
rare, carved burl neckerchief slide with a
tiny albumen print of General Thomas L.
Crittenden. The photo is under a crudely cut
piece of glass with remnants of red sealing
wax around the edges. Crittenden was at
Shiloh, Stone's River, Chickamauga,
Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor. In the
photograph he is a Major General; this along
with the shield shape probably means this was
made by a soldier in the 9th Corps after
Crittenden was made a commander in that corps.
It measures only 1" tall and is in superb
condition. As we sit tonight composing
this listing, we are within 50 feet of General
Crittenden's position here at Stones River.
I think I might feel his spirit while holding
out of a Pennsylvania estate sale, crisp,
clear CDV of a Federal Lieutenant in a Civil
War Era, die stamped, black paper lacquered
1/4 plate, fully cased tintype of a standing
Federal Infantryman. He is wearing a
9-button Enlistedman's frock coat with a camp
scene backdrop and a red, white, and blue
American flag flying.--$195.SOLD
pretty little lady's locket that is shaped like
a bible and actually opens up and has 4 tiny
little gem size tintypes on the pages inside.
There 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
cased little 1/9th plate "Ruby" ambrotype of
Harry Smith of Co. "F" - 29th TN. VOL. INF.
This information is behind the image as well
as the date that the image was taken (Feb. 24.
1862). I have been able to confirm that
Harry Smith of the 29th TN. did exist, but I
have not been able to determine if he lived or
died in the War. The 29th TN. was in
some of the hardest fighting experienced by
the Army Of Tennessee. This unit had 51%
casulaties at the Battle of Stones River
alone. This is a nice little Southern
image at a very fair price.--$195.SOLD
rare, 12 inch by 16 inch, Gilbert Gaul
lithograph entitled, "Taking the Ramparts".
The litho was published by D. Appleton &
Company, New York, during the early
clear SIGNED CDV of LT. Henry H. Klock of the
9th ILL. VOL. INF.--$95.SOLD
rare to find these days, an original, Election
of 1864, Union Presidential Ticket, from Miami
County, Ohio. It lists Abraham Lincoln
as the Presidential candidate and Andrew
Johnson as the candidate for Vice President.
The ticket is in very nice condition, matted,
and ready to hang.--$195.
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.SOLD
- clear fully cased 1/6th plate tintype a young
Federal enlistedman. This is a seated pose
wearing a shell jacket (likely artillery), and
has nice clarity with no flaking at all.--$150.SOLD
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.
crisp albumin photograph of Corp. John A.
Gilmore and his 5 brothers along with an
individual CDV of Corp. Gilmore. Gilmore
was a member of Co. "E" - 9th Ill. Vol. Inf. and
was involved at both Battles of Fort Donelson
and Shiloh.--$195. for BOTH IMAGES
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.
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.
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
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.SOLD
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
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.
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.SOLD
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
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.