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Ambrotypes7 of 66 antique photosEarly 1/6th plate ambrotype of young child.
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    Posted 1 year ago

    scottvez
    (930 items)

    Sixth plate ambrotype showing a Civil War soldier in a very unusual "battle shirt".

    Popular among soldiers and documented in period photographs. This version is more elaborate than normally encountered.

    My photos-- do not reproduce in any form without my permission.

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    Comments

    1. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      Looks like the photo is reversed. Was that normal for that time? I know the famed Billy the Kid photo was.
    2. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      All antique hard images (daguerreotype, tintype and ambrotype) are mirrored images-- there was no negative used in the process. Sometimes you will find and ambrotype, since it is on glass, flipped in order to get a true image.

      scott
    3. Bruce99 Bruce99, 1 year ago
      Sharp image. Those eyes look like they've seen things he never could forget.
    4. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      Thanks much bruce-- appreciate you looking and commenting.

      scott
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
      Was there a third side in the Civil War ? LOL !
    6. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      Lots out there on "battle shirts"-- an online search will yield many examples and a few informational articles on the subject. Here are some photographic examples:

      https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS703US703&source=univ&tbm=isch&q=%22battle+shirt+%22+civil+war&tbs=ins:pir&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi91e3My_DpAhXsGDQIHb1LAbUQ7Al6BAgIEC0&biw=1366&bih=657

      scott
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
      This might have inspired shirt designs for 1950's TV cowboy heros.
    8. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      Thanks for looking brunswick and stuff.

      scott
    9. scottvez scottvez, 9 months ago
      Thanks much tom and tintyper.

      scott

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