Civil War Photo 1/9th Ambrotype Grizzly Union Officer w/ Sword Interesting Case


  • Excellent Civil War Period Photograph
  • Size: 1/9th Plate
  • Type: Ambrotype on Red Glass with brass mat, protective glass, and preserver.
  • Subject:  Unidentified Hardened Union Army Officer, appears to be a Captain.  Hat has a 12th Infantry Badge.  He sits in full dress with his sword belt buckle in clear view, while holding his sword downwards in his right hand.
  • Interestingly, accompanying the ambrotype to the left is a blank Silvered copper sheet (like those used for Dags) that acts as a mirror
  • Case:  Thermoplastic, Geometric  (Berg 3-272 Common)
  • Fantastic Addition to Any Photograph and/or Civil War Collection!



Excellent condition. Image shows minor dust and minor mat abrasions. Gilt accenting done nicely. Clarity is nice on the sword. Accompanying silvered copper plate mirror shows moderate scratching and tarnishing, but works for fun. Case is in excellent condition with very light exterior wear, very minor fleabite chips along the edges. Hinges intact and clasp is functioning, original paper label intact.


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