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Discussion in 'Ephemera and Photographs' started by bobsyouruncle, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. bobsyouruncle

    bobsyouruncle Well-Known Member

    I've had these for some time but have never actually figured out what time period these gentlemen are from. ? Civil war or later. One is an officer but not sure of the other ? cadet. Appreciate any wisdom you may offer. Thank you IMG_1145.JPG IMG_1148.JPG
     
  2. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    The first appears to be an ambrotype, and the second looks like a tintype. The cases they are mounted in are both early 1860s in style. I am not familiar enough with the uniforms to be real specific, but they both appear to be civil war era.
     
  3. bobsyouruncle

    bobsyouruncle Well-Known Member

    Thank you
    Any other ideas on what the uniforms are, especially the second one. Could this be confederate
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  4. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    I don't know about the uniform, but am curious about his left (on our right) upper arm. Is that someone else's hand holding on? And what about the 'paper?' next to his elbow?
     
  5. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    I think it’s his hand, holding a book, resting on a table or something.
     
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  6. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Ah, I see it now, it seems an odd position for a book.
     
  7. bobsyouruncle

    bobsyouruncle Well-Known Member

    I agree and I am unable to make out what the book is on
     
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  8. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    He does look a like a private (in rank) but without color it's hard to tell which side/ Can you get a closer look at the badge on his kepi?
     
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  9. bobsyouruncle

    bobsyouruncle Well-Known Member

    No badge that I can see...just a buckle on the strap..that is why I was wondering about cadet of some sort
     
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