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Wonderful 1/4th Plate Ruby Ambrotype of a Union Cavalry Musician
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This is an original ambrotype image of a Union soldier from the Civil War. It shows the rough looking Yankee in his uniform. The image shows the waist up view of a young musician in his dress uniform. He has the shell style military coat with the musician stripes on the chest of the coat. The light color lets us know that he was serving with the cavalry branch of service. This one is the size known to collectors as the quarter plate image. This means that the image measures approximately 3-1/8th inches by 4-1/8th inches in size. These ambrotype images are done onto a glass plate which makes them clear but fragile. It comes in a nice original gutta percha image case. This is the one that is designed to hold 2 images. It still has the maker's marking from A.P. Critchlow as well as the 1856 and 1857 patent dates on the paper label. This one is the size known to collectors as the quarter plate image. This means that the image measures approximately 4.25 inches by 3.25 inches in size. On the sides of the case it has the design that is known as case #29, 'Sir Roger De Coverly and the Gypsies,' in Union Cases by Krainik, Krainik, and Walvoord. This is case # 1-37, Roger De Coverly and the Gypsies Fortune,' in Nineteenth Century Photographic Cases and Wall Frames by Paul Berg. Quarter plate. Sir Roger de Coverley, fictional character, devised by Joseph Addison, who portrayed him as the ostensible author of papers and letters that were published in Addison and Richard Steele's influential periodical The Spectator. As imagined by Addison, Sir Roger was a baronet of Worcestershire and was meant to represent a typical landed country gentleman. He was also a member of the fictitious Spectator Club, and the de Coverley writings included entertaining vignettes of early 18th-century English life that were often considered The Spectator's best feature. The image is a fine image of a scarce Civil War cavalry musician.

Item #: B2411
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