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amandabuns's loves15 of 60Victorian Stanhope Rosary Crucifix made from Bone or IvoryFort George Wright, near Spokane, WA. 1920s
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    Posted 9 years ago

    scottvez
    (930 items)

    This is a quarter plate ruby ambrotype (on ruby glass) of a New York soldier.

    He wears the early war NY shell jacket with high dome buttons and shoulder tabs.

    Additionally, he is wearing a Chausseur or Zouave type hat. I have not yet IDd the specific regiment, but may be able to in the future.

    What makes the image especially collectable (and valuable) is what appears to be the AMES DAHLGREN KNIFE/ BAYONET.

    Reproduction of these images in any form is not authorized.

    scott

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    Comments

    1. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      That's quite the hat, nice image.
    2. PaperHoarder, 9 years ago
      Great image!
    3. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks walksoftly-- I appreciate your looking and commenting.

      scott
    4. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks paperhoarder-- I have several other postings with unusual Civil War images.

      If that is of interest-- be sure to look at my other postings!

      scott
    5. PaperHoarder, 9 years ago
      I will be checking out your other images. Is there any reason why the "US" on the belt buckle in this image is emphasized the way it is?
    6. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Gold tinting is common on buckles and buttons. SOME photographers chose to add lettering instead.

      This is a ruby ambrotype, so the lettering is mirrored (and NOT readable) in actual appearance just as it would be in a tintype or daguerreotype.

      If you notice, this soldier has worn his buckle upside down as well. It puts the "S" on the correct side and makes the "U" appear like an "N".

      Some collectors have erroneously attributed these upside down buckles to Confederate soldiers. Instead it was simply a photographer trying to make the subject and his accouterments appears as correct as possible.

      scott

      scott
    7. PaperHoarder, 9 years ago
      Thanks for the great info!
    8. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Glad to help and thanks again for looking.

      scott
    9. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks for looking and commenting bellin and walks!

      scott
    10. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks chris and bratjdd.

      scott
    11. musikchoo musikchoo, 9 years ago
      Great Photo !!
    12. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks for looking and commenting musik!

      scott
    13. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks cultcha.

      scott
    14. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks amanda, vetraio and tony.

      scott
    15. tintyper, 5 years ago
      Very nice image!
    16. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks again tintyper!

      scott
    17. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks for looking beyemvey!

      scott
    18. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks for looking rade!

      scott

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