Antique, c1850s/60s, Civil War era ninth plate ruby ambrotype on ruby red glass depicting a rare view of an American Tar (Navy Sailor) in full work uniform. A brilliant image with the sailor posing with his 1850s era hat; and when examined closely one can just make out his black neckerchief tied around his neck as well as buttons going up his shirt. Protected behind glass in a brass mat and preserver and housed in a leatherette case.
In Good/As Found overall condition. The plate exhibits some green spotting which I believe is a form of mold.
This is on the glass plate and not on the underside of the cover glass. A crisp image still thst displays nicely.Mat and preserver are clean. Case is clean but split in two at the hinge; hook and latch are fully functional. Provenance comes for a collection of images originating from a southern Vermont area estate. Ninth plate measures just under the standard size coming in at 2 1/4 x 2. Case measures 3 x 2 1/2 x 3/4 thick.
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