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This is a 1/6 th. plate ambrotype housed in a leather case, from our collection.
A Black Confederate Soldier. Sporting a mustache and beard, he sits in a carved Victorian chair, his right hand has a rather large bump on it, his left hand rest's on a large book with gold lettering(You can almost read it). His grey wool jacket has piping on the collar and on the sleeves, with shoulder boards & millitary buttons. This photo. is a recent purchase by us, and is now on loan, to the Museum Of The Confederacy, in Richmond, Va. The Museum states that there are probably less than 6 known images of Blacks in Confederate Uniform. They own one, (Also an ambrotype) and their collection is over 100 years old. We consider ourselves very fortunate indeed to own such a rare and important image.
Music Dixie: Sequenced by R.G. Allen
This photo was just considered for a spot
on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
They first needed to have an appraisal done.
You can see the results of that apprasial by
clicking the button below, and looking in the photographs section.
The Oprah Show aired on Feburary 14th. with appraisers from the
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