June 25, 2021 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


[CIVIL WAR]. Sixth plate daguerreotype of triple armed Union cavalry private. N.p.: n.p., [ca early 1860s].

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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