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Lot 565

CDV Album and ID'd Ambrotype, KY Interest

Estimate: $350 - $450

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Civil War era cased ambrotype portrait plus CDV Album including items of Kentucky and John Hunt Morgan interest. 1st item: Ninth plate Ambrotype of J. Fible (identified inside case), Company B, 4th Kentucky Cavalry and later Company H, 1st KY Cavalry. Decorative mat is stamped JAMES & CO SUMMER STREET (Boston). This lot also includes a Victorian CDV album enclosing 2 tintypes and 28 CDVs, one of which is labeled "My Poor Nephew/ Hez Stovall killed 1864" and bears backstamp for Josiah Knecht, a Pennsylvania traveling artist. Note: Hezekiah Stovall was one of John Hunt Morgan's men. Other CDVs of note are a photograph of Col. John Hunt Morgan, CSA by Charles Taber, and 2 CDVs of young men in Kentucky Military Institute uniforms, unidentified, with backstamps for J. O'Donoghue of Frankfort and R.G. Butler of Lexington. The other photos in the album are mostly unidentified; several have Pennsylvania backstamps. Album: 6" x 5" overall. 

PROVENANCE: Private Kentucky collection.


Some scattered flaking to Fible ambrotype, only half of the gutta percha union case remains. CDV album itself is in poor condition, while the images inside range from fair to good condition with some wear and toning and scattered corner losses. The 2 unidentified tintypes are in fair to poor condition with scratching and losses. 

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Private Kentucky collection.