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    Posted 9 years ago

    rocklandman
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    I just aquired this photo today looks authentic, can anyone Id the type of uniform it is, South or North , I know he is some type of officer by the buttons?? If by chance a real History buff out there might even know who this is?? please let me know.
    Thanks
    John

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    1. YardSaleDave, 9 years ago
      Sure looks like General Custer to me.
    2. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 9 years ago
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_American_Civil_War_Generals_(Union)

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_American_Civil_War_Generals_(Confederate)

      See if you can find the guy in those lists.
    3. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 9 years ago
      Hmm..that didn't work, go here, and scroll down and click the links for the yanks and the rebels:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_American_Civil_War_generals
    4. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 9 years ago
      that is gen. philip kearney born june 2 1815 in new york and died sept 1 1862 in chantilly virginia in the second battle of bull run. just google his name and you can find out all about him
    5. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 9 years ago
      Wow, big time dude. How'd you know it was him Vanskyock24?
    6. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 9 years ago
      i do civil war shows in the summer times in hartford city indiana so i know quite abit about the civil war
    7. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 9 years ago
      You mean, Suh, the "War of Nothern Aggression" ?
    8. rocklandman rocklandman, 9 years ago
      WoW !!! thank you GUYS, Vanskyock24 your my new hero !!!
      Thank you soooooooo much !!!
      John
    9. rocklandman rocklandman, 9 years ago
      Hey Vanskyock24, just did wiki search, NOW i'm scared,,,, mine is same pic as wikipedia???? Could mine be fake??? doesn't look it, what do you think, check wiki.
      John
    10. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 9 years ago
      http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=yfp-t-701-1&va=philip+kearney

      Just a different printing of what appears to be the most famous photo of him.
    11. rocklandman rocklandman, 9 years ago
      new images taken with camera not scanned, back has no photographer id?
    12. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 9 years ago
      That is period, pretty cool.
    13. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 9 years ago
      i agree 100 percent with viking
    14. rocklandman rocklandman, 9 years ago
      so ar8Jason do you still think it is Fake???
    15. rocklandman rocklandman, 9 years ago
      Thanks for the comments, I think something this historic will have to be authenticated, just to make sure.
      Thanks
      John
    16. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 9 years ago
      I saw several of these today at the antique mall, some with dates, some not. Youre looking at something that is at least 140 years old.
    17. rocklandman rocklandman, 9 years ago
      ar8Jason, So i am pretty new to this site, I do appreciate all the comments made by the posters on this site. Did not mean any disrespect.
      Thank you again
      John
    18. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Your image is called a CDV or carte de visite. Yours is a lithographic view and NOT an actual "from life" photograph. Both type of cards are printed and reproduced the same way-- both are albumen prints that were contact printed from a glass plate negative. The difference is how they began life. The lithograph was made by an engraver (many times from a photographic print). A photographic CDV was made from an actual sitting of the subject (originally). Since these type of cards were the baseball cards of the era and eagerly desired by patriotic citizens they were produced in large quantities. Most cards carry photographers information on the back. Unscrupulous photographers would buy and copy other photographer images and then sell them. Many of these pirated views do not have photographers information on the back. Yours may be a pirated view, altough many of the lithographic views do not have photographers information on them.
    19. David Martin, 9 years ago
      AR8 Jason,I was tad there in San Diego in 1978.Repair ship right?Where do I find someone who might have cdv`s pictured and cataloged.I bought one this weekend and would like to identify it.It`s an Abbott,480 Albany,I know needle in a haystack thanks David Martin Sidney,Ohio

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