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1/4th Plate Tintype of a Union "Zouave" Soldier in Uniform with Gutta Percha Case
Item #: A7339
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This is an original Civil War soldier's image and is a tough to find version. This is a quarter plate tintype of a wartime private wearing the uniform of either the 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry (Baxter's Zouaves) or the 95th Pennsylvania (Gosline's Zouaves). Both wore dark blue collarless jackets edged with a narrow band of red trim and 12-13 small ball buttons on each side. One thing that is neat about this image is that the photographer highlighted the buttons on the coat with gold gilding and also on the "US" on his belt buckle. Generally speaking, the 72nd had a light blue vest underneath while the 95th wore dark blue (some variation noted). The young Zouave stands in front of a camp scene backdrop, posed with his rifled-musket and bayonet. The image is housed in an original gutta percha case. On the sides of the case it has the design that is known as case #29, 'Sir Roger De Coverly and the Gypsies,' in Union Cases by Krainik, Krainik, and Walvoord. This is case # 1-37, Roger De Coverly and the Gypsies Fortune,' in Nineteenth Century Photographic Cases and Wall Frames by Paul Berg. Quarter plate. Sir Roger de Coverley, fictional character, devised by Joseph Addison, who portrayed him as the ostensible author of papers and letters that were published in Addison and Richard Steele’s influential periodical The Spectator. As imagined by Addison, Sir Roger was a baronet of Worcestershire and was meant to represent a typical landed country gentleman. He was also a member of the fictitious Spectator Club, and the de Coverley writings included entertaining vignettes of early 18th-century English life that were often considered The Spectator’s best feature. This is a tough to find image of a Civil War zouave soldier.

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