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Summer Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 1

Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 573

2 Civil War Photographs, incl. ID Tennessee 37th Infantry

Estimate: $400 - $600
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Two (2) Civil War period photographs. 1st item: A Confederate ninth plate ambrotype identified as that of John H. Meadows, Private, 37th Tennessee Infantry, Company C. Note: Meadows, a native of Gallatin, Tennessee, was approximately 20 years old at the time of this image. He was mortally wounded at the Battle of Nashville. 2nd item: A sixth plate image of an unidentified young man with dark hair and facial hair, with his hand inside his shirt at chest level.


Meadows ambrotype has scratching across face and halo at edges. Name of subject is scratched into paper inside case, with a more contemporary label pasted in. 2nd ambrotype has halo around edges, light emulsion line to background, overall good condition, not examined out of case. Missing top half of case; considerable wear to exterior of case.

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