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Object Name Ambrotype
Title Unidentified Soldier
Catalog Number 0985.13.02062
Description Sixth-plate ambrotype on ruby glass with applied color, of a man seated in uniform, posed facing slightly to viewer's left, looking at camera; wearing kepi with insignia, hair cut short, clean shaven, cheeks tinted pink; wearing single-breasted frock coat, eight buttons visible, buttoned, standing collar with insignia; shirt collar and tie knot visible, epaulettes, white gloves, wide belt with large, rectangular belt plate, cartridge box, right hand in lap, left hand on top of a bible balanced on knee;
Non-pareil scalloped gilt mat embossed with diamond and scroll motif, metal preserver, cloth preserver missing and image plate is loose in the case, door section of union case missing, image section covered in dark brown, embossed leather with an oval and scrolled foliate motif, gilt edging on interior leather of case, brass latch still intact.
Medium Brass/Glass/Leather/Paint/Photographic Emulsion/Wood
Studio Unknown
Photographer Unknown
People unidentified soldier
Provenance This unidentified young soldier had his hand on a Bible.
Subjects Ambrotypes
Cased photographs
Military uniforms
Photographic studios
Religious articles