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Ambrotypes3 of 66Civil War era DrummersThe Tintype of a young child.
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    Posted 5 months ago

    scottvez
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    1/4 plate ambrotype of a Civil War Sergeant Major.

    The image is very clear and crisp-- lot of details to discern. Looks like he has a sword-- see the curved scabbard between his leg and the chair. Additionally, the butt of a revolver can be seen poking out of a holster at his waist.

    For me the most desirable feature is the visible spur (tinted) on his tipped up boot and the mud on the boots themselves. Straight from the field to the studio!

    My original image and photos, do not reproduce or copy in any form without permission.

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 5 months ago
      Thanks much tom, scott, vetraio, fort and 33!

      scott
    2. scottvez scottvez, 5 months ago
      Thanks kwqd.

      scott
    3. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 5 months ago
      un minuto de vida importante para ese hombre.... para siempre vive en esa foto....sorry but is difficult to say this in English
    4. scottvez scottvez, 5 months ago
      Thanks much kiva!

      scott
    5. scottvez scottvez, 4 months ago
      Thanks much nobucks.

      scott
    6. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 months ago
      I love these old photo's. Whether they are posed for or not.They provide a picture into the past. I have some of my great, great grandmother and my great grandmother from around 1882 and enjoy looking at the furnishings in the room even more than the people.
    7. scottvez scottvez, 4 months ago
      Thanks— agree! Lots of interesting objects to see in antique images.

      scott

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