pair of Civil War CDVs out of a Virginia estate
that we believe to be two related Virginia
Confederates based on the sleave rank insignia
and the location that they came from. The
photographer is "J. T. WILHELM" and I have not
been able to find out a thing about him.
Both images at a good price.--$375. for the
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.
archively framed portrait of General Ambrose E.
Burnside, double matted and framed with a
clipped, original Burnside autograph. On
the reverse is a "Beckett Letter of
Authenticity" for the Burnside autograph.
This is framed with acid-free matting and light
filtering glass and is ready to be hung in your
office or relic room.--$225.
inch x 21 inch framed portrait of Federal
General William T. Sherman. This is a
bust portrait with Napoleonic pose.
General Sherman is quite famous for his
burning of Atlanta and the "March to the Sea".
I was recently in Atlanta and saw an
interesting bumper sticker. It read,
"General Sherman, where are you now that we
of Federal General Philip H. Sheridan.
General Sheridan served with distinction in
the west at Stones River, Chickamauga, and
Chattanooga and was then called back east
where he commanded the Federal Cavalry at
Yellow Tavern, Valley Campaigns of 1864, Third
Battle of Winchester, Battle of Cedar Creek,
and Appomattox Campaign.--$95.
of Federal Major General Ulysses S. Grant.
This CDV has nice clarity, but the corners have
been nipped to go in an album.--$65.SOLD
crisp CDV of Major General George B. McClellan
and his wife. This image is backmarked,
"R. W. Addis - Photographer - McClee's Gallery
- 38 Penn. Ave. - Washington D.C." On
the face it is marked, "Entered according to
the Act of Congress in the year 1863 by R. W.
rare, large 1/4 plate, fully cased ruby
ambrotype of a well-armed, full standing view
Union Sergeant. In the image, the
Sergeant is wearing his nine-button frock coat
with Sergeant stripes and his kepi. He
is wearing a full US Infantry belt rig with US
oval, cartridge box, cross belt, and Eagle
breast plate. His Springfield musket is
standing alongside with fixed bayonet, and the
musket has both a leather sling and a wooden
tompion in place. This is a quality
image that would be a fine addition to any
Civil War collection. The image is
housed in a full, thermo-plastic case and
marked, "Genuine Union Case - Scovill Mfg.
nice condition from life CDV of Lt. Col.
Theodore Jones, 30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
This image is backmarked, "Griswold and Smith,
Photographers - Johnson Bldg. - Columbus O."
This is a very nice Ohio officer CDV.--$95.
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.
1/4th plate tintype of a seated, Federal
soldier wearing a regulation, Federal,
nine-button, Enlistedman's frock coat and
light blue pants. The image has several
small scuff marks but remains quite clear with
practically no emulsion flaking at all.
Larger size 1/4th plate images are
considerably rare to find.--$125.
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
Anthony of New York CDV collage of the Federal
leaders of the Army Of The Potomac.
Pictured are Meade - Burnside - Wright -
"Baldy" Smith - Hancock - Harren - and
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
of "young" Confederate General T. J.
"Stonewall" Jackson taken during his pre-Civil
War "Mexican War" years.--$95.SOLD
1/4th plate, glass ambrotype of a full
standing view Federal Infantry soldier.
He is wearing a 9-button Enlisted man's frock
coat, kepi, US beltrig with cross belt and
breastplate and has his Springfield musket
standing alongside with bayonet in place.
The image has good clarity but is flaking just
a little bit in a couple of places.
Although the image isn't in a case, it has
full brass matting and glass ready to go into
a hard-image case.--$125.SOLD
1/4th plate tintype of a full-standing pose
Union soldier. He is wearing a "4-button
sack coat". The photo has good clarity and
remains quite stable with practically no
emulsion flaking at all.--Only $125.
clear, war date, Brady/Anthony New York CDV of
Federal Major General Nathaniel P. Banks.
Brady images are among the more sought after
Civil War photographers.--$95.
rare, but unfortunately quite faded, "S.
Anderson - New Orleans" CDV of Confederate
Cavalry General John Hunt Morgan. This is
a really hard one to get and very unfortunate
that it is so faded, but on the bright side -
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.
War Era CDV of Private John W. Archer of 1st
Regiment, Co. B, New Jersey Infantry.
This photograph was taken by Wenderoth and
Taylor, Philadelphia, and has a 2 cent revenue
tax stamp on the reverse. This is a full
Civil War CDV of Confederate General P. G. T.
Beauregard. It is an "E. & H. T.
Anthony" Photographic Studio, New York image.
This CDV remains in nice condition and is
signed, but we are unsure if it is indeed
General Beauregard's signature or not.
The signature is positively written in era-old
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.
standing pose CDV of Private George Nash of
Co. B, 12th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry.
Private Nash was KIA at Cedar Creek, Virginia,
in January of 1864.--$75.SOLD
of Confederate Major General Albert Sidney
Johnston. General Johnston was KIA at
Shiloh in 1862.--$89.SOLD
attractive, 6 inch by 9 inch, albumin image of a
Federal Lieutenant standing with full equipment
in front of a tent scene. This image
remains framed in the original, antique oval
frame that it was in when it came out of the New
York estate. The image has some fading due
to light, but everything remains completely
clear enough to see and recognize.--$250.SOLD
plate, Ambrotype of a seated, Union Corporal
wearing an Enlistedman's 9-button frock coat.
The image has good clarity but is just a
little bit darker than what would be
condition, excavated, brass matting for a 1/6th
plate ambrotype or tintype. This matting
was recovered by Wayne Tucker from a Confederate
camp located near Mobile, Alabama. We have
displayed the matting with a photo of Gen. N. B.
Forrest housed in a glass display case.--$35.SOLD
to find, CDV of Gen. William T. Sherman with
"C.G. BRUCE & PRESTON - AUTHORIZED ARMY AND NAVY
WAR CLAIM AGENTS" on the reverse of the card.
Various businesses during the Civil War and
immediately following paid to have their
advertisements on the reverse of famous Civil
War personality CDV's. This example
remains in very nice, complete condition.--$55.
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
nice condition, fully cased, ruby ambrotype of
James Ewing Thompson who lived from February
2, 1820, to July 1907. During the Civil
War, James Thompson served as a courier for
Confederate General John Cabell Breckenridge.
This image was purchased from a family estate
sale in Swoop, Virginia, in 1998.--$295.SOLD
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
of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, fresh
out of a Winchester, Virginia estate.
This is a shoulder and head view with his
three General's stars clearly visible.
The image has no backmark.--$295.SOLD
rare to find, a full length seated view of a
Confederate soldier. The image has nice
clarity and is out of a Maryville, Tennessee
condition, empty, original 1860 era, C.D.V.
photograph album which will hold 50 C.D.V.'s.
This album would be perfect to display your
Civil War Era C.D.V. collection in.--$65.SOLD
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 original Civil War era C.D.V. of
Confederate Gen. J. E. B. Stuart.--$225.
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
rare, "Brady" CDV of Confederate General John
B. Floyd. General Floyd had very little
military experience and is credited for
dumping the command at Ft. Donelson on General
Buckner for surrender. This is a
Confederate CDV that you do not often see
offered for sale.--$150.
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
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
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 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
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.
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, 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.SOLD
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.
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.