Sixth plate daguerreotype. (Some spotting to plate, tarnish near mat opening, clouding, contrast a bit weak.) Housed in full pressed paper case (separated at hinge, some surface wear).
Studio portrait of an unknown Union cavalry private wearing a regulation 13-button shell jacket with handkerchief tucked into the placket. His belt plate is the standard rectangular mounted eagle pattern. The subject carries the obligatory M1840 wristbreaker with two revolvers, a belted Colt 1851 Navy and what appears to be W.W. Marston Pocket revolver, 7th Type (approx. 3000 made).
Provenance: Eugene R. Groves Collection of 19th Century Photography
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