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U.S. MARINE CORPS! 1/4 Plate Ambrotype Image of a Marine Captain
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This is an original ambrotype image of a Union officer from the Civil War. These ambrotype images are produced on a piece of glass with the photographic emulsion added to the glass. This one is a knee up image of a Union soldier in full uniform. What makes this one extra special is that this is an image of a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. He proudly stands wearing his single breasted officer's style military coat. Each shoulder has the insignia with the double bars that denote the rank of Captain. On his head he wears the "wheel" style military hat. The photographer gold gilded the button and the insignia on the hat and he also tinted the soldier's cheeks to make it more lifelike. He wears the distinctive white pants of the Marine Corps and he has the officer's sword by his side. 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 gutta percha thermoplastic case for display. The base has the green lining intact. Both of the hinges are present but one of them has separated over the years. This is a nice clear image as a bell with some crackling. These images of Civil War era Marines are one of the scarcest pictures that you will ever see. They are much more scarce that Confederate images so don't miss your chance.

Item #: A9221
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price:$1,650.00 USD
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