Most likely this photo would have been taken after the Civil War started on 12 April 1861 & before the city of New Orleans was occupied by the Federal forces on 25 April 1862. Lilienthal was born in 1829 & died in 1894.
He operated his gallery on 102 Poydras St. Theodore Lilienthal is known to have taken photos of other Confederate soldiers including one of Lieutenant General Simon Bolivar Buckner wearing his three star general Confederate uniform. That cdv, which was previously in the Lilienthal family collection, was given by the family, with a number of other Civil War photos, to the Library Of Congress collection.
That example has the 102 Poydras St. Address on the back & a two cent orange Washington revenue stamp with a rubber stamped cancel. Lilienthal became additionally well known for his 1867 photos of the city of New Orleans which the city commissioned him to take to promote the city in the post Civil war era. His portfolio book titled "La Nouvelle New Orleans Et Ses Environs" was comprised of 150 photos. His book was the first municipally sponsored photographic survey of any American city.
Lilienthal exhibited his photographic portfolio at the 1867 Expo in Paris & presented a copy of the book to the French Emperor Napoleon the third. The cdv we are offering measures 4 inches tall by 2 3/8 inches wide. The image is in excellent condition. There is slight age toning & a slight bit of wear at the corners. An extremely rare & important image!
Our inventory number of this item is #9121. S & is available only to addresses in the U.The item "TEXAS CIVIL WAR SOLDIER LONE STAR BELT BUCKLE CDV PHOTO LILIENTHAL NEW ORLEANS" is in sale since Friday, June 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\CDVs". The seller is "imajgin" and is located in Lampeter, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.