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Scott, No problem. I have collected CW hard images since 1982, and sometimes I am still mistaken about whether an image is a tintype or an ambrotype until I remove it from it's case! Unfortunate...
Thank you both! It is a tintype, and in the case, of course, it really dates back.
Thank yo, Watchsearcher .
Thank you Thomas. When younger I used a metal detector to locate metal Civil War artifacts from the ground in this area of Maryland, including a few I found right under our house in the dirt crawl...
Thank you to all who loved this! It is now hanging from the wall of our den.
Thank you, Brunswick.
Thanks to Thomas! Yes, it makes sense that Union soldiers were honored there where they fought. I believe that this photo was once owned by relatives of one of these men. I wish it was in better co...
Thank you, Watchsearcher. We would think it would be some type of Civil War reunion since "Devil's Den" was a major fighting spot at Gettysburg. Women, and kids were sometimes seen at such reunio...
Thank you, Scott. Yes, the ambro's image did not come out well. The older copy of it that I have had up here for years has much better detail. I will see if I can not post a clearer copy up here. Y...
Thank you, kwqd. Yes, my late mother wrote a whole page of information about the bride, and groom... and stuck it behind of the little paintings. But I guess they are not so tiny, about 8 1/2" X 1...
Yes, it is old now, for sure. Thank you, blunderbuss2!
Thank you, Bobby725. Also, did you see that the game was called after the eighth inning, because of darkness. No electric stadium lights in 1892!
Thanks to Scott, and also to Watchsearcher! You both may be right about the age of the girl. These two images were found in a multiple image case with the image of an army officer.
Yes, he certainly did do well. Also, I have his newspaper obituary from 1913 that tells us that when he died in 1913 he still had at least two "rebel" bullets still in his body. As a former co-worker...
Scott, These photos and many other items came right from his former family. He had a prosthesis, and so managed to work at the Albany, N.Y. armory until the day before he died in 1913. In some phot...
Nice old pedal car. I had one similar to this in many ways, that was given to me by my parents about 1952. Today these are worth something if the condition is good.
I never fired a shot gun. Years ago when a relative died, I inherited the right to choose my choice of my father-in-law's shoulder weapons. They told me that the shot gun was a choice gun in fine co...
You fired originals? I did fire one original a few times, but after that only repros. I was afraid of damaging originals. Muskets were fun to fire, but the repro I had of a .44 Colt army revolver wa...
Thank you, blunderbuss2. I used to fire the repro muskets also, and I expect that you are right.
bobby725, Thank you for the information! I have a feeling that I will learn more about what "PV" stands for, one way or the other. tintyper
Scott, No this is not on a post card, it is a 5" X 7" photo attached to an early dark mat. Mat was cut so it would fit in a frame. Marked "Wintermate, The Star Studio, Newton, N.J.".
The Civil War was unbelievably bloody. Terrible for the casualties on both sides. The lives ruined, or cut short. Heroism was common on both sides. Lincoln said something not too long before his as...
Thank you, ho2cultcha. I expect that was Confederate money. During that war gold was the ultimate money. Federal greenbacks were much less desired, with Confederate money even less desirable! Today...
Thank you, Toyrebel, and Newfld! Baseball was great then, and it is still great today. In the 2017 season my daughter and I went to see a local game in DC, and we sat in the bleachers for the firs...
I have collected, and sometimes dealt in CW hard images since 1982, and I can say that you have outstanding taste to show this image!
Thank you, fortapache! I expect that you are right.Your father served there? Mine was in the Army Reserves, and was called up for a short time, but did not leave the country then.But he had already l...
Thank you for serving, Dizzydave.
Nice memories, Newfld. My wife went with her relatives, and they treasure the memories of it also.
Scott, No, this is an unmarked CDV, and I uploaded another CDV view from Fortress Monroe here some time ago. I wanted to show this one also. No more outdoor views like this, but dozens of personal ...
Blunderbuss2, No, I wrote too quickly, and put "Eagle" instead of "Horn". Thanks for catching that!
OK, I have researched this unusual piece, and it certainly looks like Scott was correct in his assessment of this unusual item! The odd brass piece shown to the right of the cartridge box plate, c...
Scott, Thank you for commenting. I expect it is post-war. Something perhaps done by the off-spring of the veteran who brought these items back. Thanks for saying that it may have been part of a sig...
This is a good comment. You can't see how large the horse shoe is, but it is about 5 1/2" long, and about 4 3/4" wide. My late-uncle used to have mules on his farm, and the shoes they used were smal...
The chips on the hat are not a big deal, at least if it is just the paint that is chipped off. East to fix.
Perhaps some of the current styles that people wear in 2017 would also appear odd and uncomfortable if shown to people of the year 1900.
Nice set. When I was a kid I had one version of this with "Rusty" and "Rin Tin Tin" figures in the set. These were nice sets, and it is so good to have the original box. Thanks for posting.
I like this, because I wore one just like this decades ago, when I was a scout.
Whoa, never saw any inscription like this!
Yes, some do still look tough enough to fight. In 1913 was the greatest veteran get together ever of CW veterans, the 1913 Gettysburg reunion with many hundreds of vets there from both sides. Once,...
Thank you, and the best thing is that I am told that regimental badges from this unit are seldom seen.
I knew all these relatives, although that was many years after this photo was taken. They all married, and all had children, and grandchildren. I liked all three of them.
My relative was in a support group, but we met a former member of the Marauders years ago at the WWII memorial in DC, where the monument mentioned the China-Burma-India department. He was in the bl...
Now I understand how these were worn. Thank you for posting!
Years ago I read my first L.C. Douglas book, and I loved it and in time I haunted used book stores and yard sales for more. I read about ten of them and his books are quite good. Still have them in ...
Thank you, Thomas! Thank you nutsabotas6! It is a tootsie toy, and so is the old fashioned tank about four inches to the left of it. These were things that were toys of mine when I was a kid.
Yes, that is what I was told. His brother was Dwayne Hickman, and they were both good as actors.
Yes, that is right. The Grey Ghost was on Saturday nights, late for a kid to watch, but I loved it.
Yes, SpiritBear, that is a picture of a "bull's eye" canteen, and it sounds like what you have is also a nice collectible.
My late father got to shake Walter Johnson's hand back in the 1930s, he told me, when Walter was the manager of the Senators. Dad went to a game back then, and stood in line to shake hands. To me it...
Oh, I see no that RRP already gave you the manufacture date of 1912. Sorry, my eyes are not great and I did not see that. He is totally correct. A case would be made separately from the watch, and s...
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