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Colonel Sanders

Picked this up at a sale, not too knowledgeable about Civil War uniforms and not sure if that is what this is. I thought the chevrons faced the opposite direction of the one shown in the photo.

 

Thanks!

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manayunkman

Sure looks period.

 

Could be earlier degero or ambro.

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Colonel Sanders

Ahhh, him being a cadet never crossed my mind. Thanks for all the insights so far!

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Flyboy1945

Looks like a Ambrotype image. Photographs of this kind always resulted with a inverted image because it was a direct one of a kind exposure to a glass plate. The same with Daguerrotypes and Ferrotypes aka Tintypes.

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scottiques

Looks like a Ambrotype image. Photographs of this kind always resulted with a inverted image because it was a direct one of a kind exposure to a glass plate. The same with Daguerrotypes and Ferrotypes aka Tintypes.

 

The image will be mirrored on a daguerreotype and tintype. An ambrotype (except a ruby ambrotype-- on colored glass) can usually be displayed both true or mirrored and I have seen them both ways in undisturbed period cases.

 

Scott

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