Beautiful 1/6th Ruby Glass Ambrotype Of Very Young Union Soldier In Uniform For Sale

This is a remarkable find! This is a ruby glass ambrotype of a very young Civil War Soldier. The plate measures 2.75" x 3.25" inches with a visible image size in the oval frame of about 2.5" x 2.25", which puts it at about a 1/6th plate.The plate is on ruby colored glass and is very clear and bright. Plenty of contrast and midtones and the image is sharp and very well done. There are some blemishes on the plate but nothing that detracts from the image of this young man.The buckles on both his belt and sash, as well as the buttons on his jacket and buckle on his kepi were all gilded by the photographer.His expression is very telling, almost as if he has no idea as to what he is in for. When I come across images like this I often wonder what ever happened to the subject in them. Was he killed shortly after this was taken? Did he survive the war to build a wonderful life and family? Questions that will, sadly, never be answered.This ambrotype was purchased at a local estate sale and the person who owned it was just another collector so they had not ties that I am aware of to this young man. I cannot see any insignias or specific tells to what unit he was with or where this was taken.The gold frame around the plate is in good condition, with no loss of finish or corrosion issues. The cases lid has separated from the bottom (very common issue) and the leather outside surface shows the typical wear you would expect from a case this old. Overall this is a very fine example of a Civil War Soldier portrait and being that it is a ruby glass ambrotype makes it far more rare and collectable then one shot on iron. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. I am sorry, but I do not ship to any address outside of the USA and do not accept offers from anyone outside of the USA.

Posted with Mobile


Beautiful 1/6th Ruby Glass Ambrotype Of Very Young Union Soldier In Uniform

This item has been shown 0 times.

Buy Now

Beautiful 1/6th Ruby Glass Ambrotype Of Very Young Union Soldier In Uniform:
$435




Daguerreotype Of Happy Baby 1800's Victorian In Leather Case picture
Daguerreotype Of Happy Baby 1800's Victorian In Leather Case


1/4 Plate Tintype Of Three Union Soldiers -nice Pose picture
1/4 Plate Tintype Of Three Union Soldiers -nice Pose


Very Rare Full Plate Ambrotype Of 1850's Us  Officer picture
Very Rare Full Plate Ambrotype Of 1850's Us Officer


Original Period Cdv Of Southern Generals picture
Original Period Cdv Of Southern Generals


Ca 1860's Civil War Cdv Armed Union Cavalry Soldier By Cooper Of Philadelphia picture
Ca 1860's Civil War Cdv Armed Union Cavalry Soldier By Cooper Of Philadelphia


Ca 1860's Civil War 1/4 Plate Tintype 2 X Armed Union Cavalry Soldier W/colt 44 picture
Ca 1860's Civil War 1/4 Plate Tintype 2 X Armed Union Cavalry Soldier W/colt 44


Ca. 1860's Civil War Early 6th Plate Ruby Ambrotype Union Infantry Soldier picture
Ca. 1860's Civil War Early 6th Plate Ruby Ambrotype Union Infantry Soldier


Circa 1860's Civil War 9th Plate Tintype Union Soldier W/greatcoat In Union Case picture
Circa 1860's Civil War 9th Plate Tintype Union Soldier W/greatcoat In Union Case


Civil War Gutta Percha Case, Union Solder & Wife Ambrotype
Civil War Gutta Percha Case, Union Solder & Wife Ambrotype "reduced"


Authentic 1/6 Plate Civil War Armed Union Soldier Ambrotype W/ Full Wood Case  picture
Authentic 1/6 Plate Civil War Armed Union Soldier Ambrotype W/ Full Wood Case


Follow Us!