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HALF Plate Ambrotype Image of an Officer Wearing a Virginia 2-Piece Sword Belt Buckle
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This is an original half plate size Ambrotype image of a a Southern soldier from the Civil War. These ambrotype images are produced by putting the image emulsion onto a plate of glass. This one shows the seated soldier in his dress uniform. What is special about this image is what he is wearing around his waist. When you blow the image up, you see that he is wearing the 2-piece sword belt buckle with the Virginia state seal design in the center. On the table by his side it has the officer's pattern dress hat and it appears to have the "VA" in the wreath. He wears the white gauntlets and has his sword in hand. As you see, the image has several condition issues but it is priced accordingly. In excellent condition this image could bring several thousand dollars in today's market. his is the size that is known to collectors as the half plate size. It holds the image that measures 4-1/2 inches by 5-1/2 inches in overall size. The image comes in a half of a thermoplastic "Gutta Percha" case. The frame displays well with the cover missing in action. This is an original Confederate officer image and will make a solid addition to your collection. '

Item #: A7769
Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Your Price:$795.00 USD
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