This is a cased 1/4 plate ambrotype. (3 1/2" x 4 1/2") overall. The image shows a Civil War soldier with his wife.
His coat buttons are tinted gold. His wife's earrings, broach, belt buckle and ring are all tinted gold. The image has very good tone and contrast. I see no loss to the imulsion.
The case has overall usual wear for one of this period. The inner and other spines have been repaired. The outer spine is fairly well done. The inner spine has some tearing, however, front and back are well connected and the case is overall solid.The two hook clasps work well and hold the case shut. The item "CIVIL WAR SERGEANT AND WIFE Cased 1/4 Plate Ambrotype" is in sale since Tuesday, November 21, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs". The seller is "bodieman" and is located in Crestline, California. This item can be shipped to United States.