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Confederate daguerreotype ? Check out that Bowie knife.

Started by nbolinger , Jun 14 2017 03:46 PM

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#1 nbolinger

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 03:46 PM

picked this up today, he's holding a large bowie knife , has a pistol another knife in his pants with gold on the grip,

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 03:47 PM

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 03:48 PM

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 03:49 PM

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 03:49 PM

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 03:49 PM

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 03:56 PM

Nice shot - it actually appears to be a tintype in a Thermoplastic Union Case. This one almost looks too good to be true.....



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Posted 14 June 2017 - 04:05 PM

will take some better pics, came out of a estate sale last week in Tampa ,



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Posted 14 June 2017 - 04:21 PM

nice score! man i miss huntin flahrida



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Posted 14 June 2017 - 04:47 PM

Now thats a knife!....great photo....mike

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 06:30 PM

I'm not a Civil War expert by any means, but instead of Bowie knife, I am wondering if that is what is referred to as a Confederate Artillery Sword.  I believe some of them were modeled after the ancient Roman gladius.

 

Page down on this one  http://www.civilwara...rtillery-sword/

 

http://www.horsesold...ns/swords/15566



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Posted 14 June 2017 - 06:33 PM

Looks like honest Abe's cousin?

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 02:39 PM

GREAT image of a double armed reb!!

 

Agree with previous poster on it not being a daguerreotype-- it appears to be a tintype but could be an ambrotype.

 

Scott



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 06:27 PM

That is an amazing image. Great find! If you decide to sell, please let me know!

Paul



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 06:28 PM

Oh, I forgot to mention that I believe that is a North Carolina jacket with the dark shoulder straps.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:46 AM

Oh, I forgot to mention that I believe that is a North Carolina jacket with the dark shoulder straps.

Paul

 

While the dark shoulder straps give it a NC appearance the rest seems to be off.  The NC sack coat didn't have dark collar or cuff trim and only had 6 buttons. 

 

The overall appearance of the jacket in the image is that it is a shell jacket (cut at the waist) vs. the NC sack coat that extends down below the waist.

 

Put me on the list if you decide to part with it!

 

Scott




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