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MISSISSIPI RIFLE! 6th Plate Daguerreotype of a Soldier in Uniform
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This is a fantastic image of a Civil War Militia soldier. This is an original daguerreotype image that was produced by applying the image emulsion onto a silver plate. 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. This image is wonderfully clear. The image shows the waist up seated view of a soldier in the single breasted militia style coat with the large brush pattern epaulets on his shoulders. On the table by his side he has the tall shako style hat with the "LA" letters that likely stand for an artillery unit. By the hat you can clearly see his gloves. What makes this gun extra special is that in front of the soldier, he proudly holds his US model 1841 rifle. These rifles are better known by their nickname, the "Mississippi" rifle. They got their "Mississippi" nickname during the Mexican War when a regiment under the Command of Jefferson Davis of Mississippi used them with great effectiveness. The images come in a complete gutta percha style case that is designed to hang on the wall and it displays well as you can see. This is a neat looking image with a ton of character.

Item #: B3565
Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Your Price:$950.00 USD
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