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42nd Massachusetts 1/4 Plate Ruby Ambrotype Image of John H. HIlbreth
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This is an original ruby ambrotype image of a Union officer from the Civil War. These ambrotype images are produced on a piece of red glass with the photographic emulsion added to the glass. This one is a full-length image of a Union soldier in full uniform. He proudly stands wearing his single breasted officer's enlisted style military coat. On his head he wears the forage style hat. The photographer gold gilded the button and the insignia on the hat and he also tinted the soldier's pants and his cheeks to make it more lifelike. This one is the size known to collectors as the quarter plate image. This means that the image measures approximately 4.25 inches by 3.25 inches in size. The image comes in a leatherette full case for display. This is a nice clear image as a bell. The image is accompanied by a CDV size paper card with a small tintype of the same man in the center. Below the image it has the name John H. Hildreth written in ancient ink. The records show that John H. Hildreth was from West Boyleston, Massachusetts and enlisted on September 5th 1862 in the 42nd Massachusetts Infantry. The regiment was sent to Louisiana and during June of 1863 he was one of 46 men that were captured at Brashear City, Louisiana. He was released a few days later. He mustered out on August 20th 1863. This is a fine image of a Massachusetts solder and will make a solid addition to your collection.

Item #: A6799
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price:$395.00 USD
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