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Beautiful Armed Confederate Tintype 6th Plate Image in a Gutta Percha Case
Item #: A6232
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This is a beautiful original Confederate image. This is what is known as an tintype image. These were created by applying the emulsion onto a plate of tin. This one shows the Young Rebel in a seated position with his arm in front of him. He is holding a book and I assume that he is holding his bible. This came out of Guntersville, Alabama according to the verbal history. This young man is a Confederate private and he wears a plain seven-button grey frock coat made of coarse jean cloth. This pattern of coat was inspired by antecedent Alabama Volunteers Corps Regulations. On thing that makes this image extra special is that he has the handle and top of the scabbard of a Bowie knife in his belt. The image is clear as a bell and the photographer even tinted the young man's cheeks. It is in a beautiful original image case. This is the style case that are made of a thermoplastic material that is better known as a "Gutta Percha" case. They are high quality cases that held the best images of the Civil War era. This is the size that is known to collectors as the sixth plate size. It measures about 2.75 inches by 3.25 inches in overall size. On the sides of the case it has the design that is known as case #124, 'Agrarian Motif,' design case in the wonderful 1988 copy-written book entitled Union Cases; A Collector's Guide to the Art of America's First Plastics by Krainik, Krainik, and Walvoord. The maker's label is the case states that it was made by the famous button making company in Waterbury, Connecticut, the Scovill Manufacturing Company and is marked as a "GENUINE UNION CASE IMPROVED". This is a very pleasing looking original Civil War Confederate image with a gutta percha case.

Price: $1,650.00 USD (Sale Pending)

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