Lot 23: (CIVIL WAR) Group of 26 ambrotypes of officers and soldiers.
October 25, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Group of 26 ambrotypes of officers and soldiers.
Including 5 half-plates, one purportedly of I.F. Wells, Maryland, who served in the Confederate Army, others depicting a group of 3 drum corps members along with a Union officer, with a handwritten letter (dated 1880) laid in, and a Confederate fifer and drummer; 4 quarter-plates (one showing a bugler); 13 sixth plates; and 4 ninth plates; most in Union or leather cases (several separated at hinge). Early 1860s
The image of the Confederate fifer and drummer is reproduced in William A. Albaugh, III's The Confederate Faces, A Pictorial Review (Broadfoot), p. 139.
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