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#15551 - Ambrotype of an angry African American Soldier
This is an original 1/9-th glass plate ambrotype of a very angry looking African American. His facuial features and Afro-style hair say his was black. The uniform is a bit unique with white collar and stovepipe-like military hat. But his corporal chevrons seem to be of CW era. In fact, ambrotypes fall exactly into the start of the Civil War era. Was he early black unit given an odd mix of left-over uniforms, or possibly enlisted into the CSA guard as military servant. I could not say. But a quite unique hard image. Photos of CW blacks in uniform are hard to acquire. This come in a full leatherette case.

Type:  |  Condition: Very Good  |  Price: $158.00
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