Nice Clear 9th Plate Ambrotype of Young US Infantryman with Breast Plate, Cap Box, and US Buckle
Here is a Nice Crisp Ninth Plate US Soldier’s Ambrotype ! Subject is a quite young US Infantryman, in what may be a state jacket. His jacket is buttoned to the top, and he wears his cartridge box sling with eagle breast plate across his chest. Cap box is pulled around front and partially obscures his US waist belt plate, but you can still make out the –U-. His hands are folded on his lap, and the artist lightly “pinked” his cheeks. Image is fairly well focused with very good contrast. There are some issues, a couple of vertical lines one down to the left of the subject’s head. Some crackling around the outer edges, but not affecting the subject. I took the brass matted image out of the half case to see if there was any ID inside, but there was not. Wish we knew his name! However, I was able to see the ruby red color thru the glass plate. Image comes in a separated full case. A Nice US Infantryman’s Ambrotype !
$125 plus shipping
Rare Cdv by H.P. Moore of Concord New Hampshire - Exterior of Fort Pulaski, Georgia, with Sentry on Duty
Here is a Very Uncommon Outdoor Cdv View of Fort Pulaski, Georgia ! Contrast is a little light, but the fort with flag flying can easily be seen in the middle background, while in the middle foreground is a single Union soldier standing sentry duty. Mount and image are in very good condition, with one small stain center of image and a couple on the border of the mount. The corners are just very slightly rounded. Reverse shows applied paper photographer’s label of “Fort Pulaski, Ga. – Photographed and For Sale by H.P. Moore, Concord, N.H.” Reverse also shows some minor staining but no creases or bends on entire mount. Photographer Henry P. Moore visited the 3rd New Hampshire Infantry in South Carolina, and Georgia, mid-war capturing many images some of which are iconic today, such as his African-American photos from Hilton Head, South Carolina. Many of Moore’s Civil War images have been published in a book available from the New Hampshire Historical Society Museum, and this exact image, though not from this Cdv, can be seen on the website of the Georgia Historical Society. This Cdv is one that was collected by Erastus H. Phelps, a Vermonter who worked in the US Paymaster Department during the war, and collected many of Moore’s Cdvs.Work on Fort Pulaski, Georgia, began in 1829, and it was not completed until 1847. Confederate Troops occupied the fort in early 1861, retaining possession until the next year. In April, 1862, Union Artillery, and especially large caliber James and Parrott Rifles breached the walls. Union Forces repaired the damage and garrisoned the fort for the remainder of the war, even using it as a prison for some time. A Very Uncommon Wartime Cdv View of Fort Pulaski, Georgia, by H.P. Moore!
$99 plus shipping
Fine Cdv Engraving of US Capitol by Brady
Here is a Very Sharp Cdv Image of the US Capitol Building
by Mathew Brady ! Photo is image of a very fine engraving
possibly of a painting. Several people are seen coming and
going from the Capitol, including some in buggies and on
horseback. Mount has double gold line border, and at bottom,
photographer's mark of Brady & Co. Washington. Corners
have been trimmed likely to fit in an album. Reverse shows
Brady's imprint, “ M.B. Brady & Co. National Photographic
Portrait Galleries No. 352 Pennsylvania Av. Washington D.C.
& New York. An Unusual Cdv Image by Mathew Brady !
$59 plus shipping
Lee Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, Cdv Engraving of ... James Buchanan ?
Here's a Nice Cdv Engraving, with a Richmond, Virginia, Photographer's mark ! Front shows subject in an oval, who appears to be an older distinguished gentleman with cane. I have been told that it may be James Buchanan, but I'm not certain of that. There are several small stains onmount around the border, and one dark stain to right of subject's head, plus the usual minor staining.Reverse shows photographer's elaborate mark of : "Lee Gallery 920 Main St. Richmond, Va." Imprint's inside an elaborate series of curled lines, with a Cross inside a Crown at center. Bottom of reverse shows "J.W. & W. Davies, Proprietors." Just A Nice Old Cdv with Great Southern Photographer's Mark !
Here is a Nice Cdv Engraving of Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard ! Image shows very well with a little bit of yellowing. Under the oval with his image is his printed ID, of “Beauregard.” Likeness is a very close resemblance to one of the most recognizable Generals of the Confederacy. No photographer ID on reverse. A period engraving priced as cheap as you will ever find an image of this Confederate General !
$25 plus shipping
ca. 1860s Unknown Institute or Academy - Double Gold Line Border - Snow On Roof
Here is a Neat Civil War Period Cdv Outdoor View
Of what appears to be an Academy or Institute ! It has
no photographer’s mark on reverse and no identification
of any sort. Building is at least three stories, with towers,
and I suppose it could even be a church. Originally from
Maine, this image may depict a building there, as snow
is evident on the three story brick, as well as some of the
surrounding buildings. Mount has double gold line border,
and some minor damage in the upper left corner, but not
affecting the image. Nice InexpensiveCivil War Period
Outdoor Cdv !
$25 plus shipping
Nice Cdv Image of Lieutenant General U.S. Grant
Here is a Fine Cdv Image of Lieutenant-General US Grant ! I can’t imagine that there is anyone who is not familiar with Ulysses Simpson [Unconditional Surrender] Grant. But, very briefly he is the captor of Vicksburg, Mississippi, broke the siege of Chattanooga, Tennessee,and when put in complete control of all US Armies, forced the surrender of Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Courthouse, in 1865. Additionally after the war he served as the 18th president of the United States. His entire history would take more space than I have here. The Cdv is a real photo and not an engraving, and was likely taken in April, 1865. Barely noticeable on Grant’s left arm are the ties hanging from a black mourning band he wears in remembrance of the recently assassinated president, Abraham Lincoln. Grant stands with his left hand holding the edge of his coat, and his right tucked in his pants pocket. The image is well focused with fairly good contrast and no major blemishes. Mount shows the double gold line border typical of Civil War Period Cdvs, and has been lightly trimmed at the bottom though not affecting the image itself. The reverse shows photographer’s credit of, “ O.P. Wilson, Photographic Artist, 308 Elm Street, Manchester, N. H.” A Nice Clean Period Image of U.S. Grant as Lieutenant-General!
Fine Cdv Image of the Fight at Hampton Roads, Virginia, Between the Monitor & the Merrimac - By Goupil's in New York
Here is another Fine Cdv Image of the Fight between the Monitor & the Merrimack, at Hampton Roads, Virginia, March 9th, 1862! This one too is a period image of a painting or print of the battle. The two ships are closing with guns blazing, smoke emanating from the guns, and both the US and Confederate flags are visible. There is choppy water in the foreground and several Federal Ships in the rear distance. The image is clear and focused with only very minor staining visible anywhere. The mount is in good condition with sharp corners. The reverse of the mount shows identification at the top of, “The Monitor, 2 Guns, and Merrimac, 10 Guns, In Hampton Roads, March 9th, 1862.” Near the center of the reverse is the attribution of, “From Goupil’s 772 Broadway, New York.” Goupil was also an Art Dealer in New York, and was advertising exhibits in his gallery at 772 Broadway, in the April 26th, 1862, issue of the VanityFair paper. At the bottom of the mount is, “Entered according to Act of Congress by Currier & Ives.”A Fine Affordable Period Cdv Image of the Fight at Hampton Roads between the Monitor and the Merrimac!