Stunning and rare example of a Confederate Civil War solider ambrotype photo. The photo itself is in great condition and the case shows some wear (please see photos), mainly where the cover has come off the body of the case. There is black velvet backing placed behind the photo. To be clear, this is most definitely not a tintype nor a daguerrotype. The photo has been developed using silver on glass.
The buttons on the soldier's jacket have been hand tinted gold and his face has been given a rosy glow. He appears to be wearing a ring on his right hand ring-finger. Also sporting an epic beard.
The most incredible thing happened when we were inspecting this piece. We found writing etched into the back of the coppery gold framing surrounding the photo glass. " as well as what we believe says "Mrs R T Beaty. This could really only be this man's wife or mother, which means that this man is either R T Beaty, himself, or that is the name of his father. There is also some other illegible etching and pencil writing along one side, including numbersperhaps a date?That could possibly provide more clues. We are researching Confederate soldiers by this name and will update this listing if we are able to discover anything of interest!
Dimensions of the photo only: 2 3/4" W x 3 1/4" H (aka 1/6th plate size). Dimensions of the case: 3 1/2" W x 4" L.We are not jewelers nor experts in any field All of our items are in used/loved/as-is condition and therefore may contain unseen dirt, scratches, flaws or imperfections. We have no knowledge of any item's history unless otherwise mentioned in the listing. Staging props are not included in the sale of any item. As always, we welcome haggling.
In fact, we encourage it. Just send us a message if you'd like to make an offer on any of our items. The item "Antique Civil War Ambrotype Photo of Confederate Soldier in Uniform in Orig Case" is in sale since Thursday, April 05, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Ambrotypes".The seller is "rohrmedien" and is located in Birmingham, Alabama. This item can be shipped worldwide.