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  • 1/6th Plate Ruby Ambrotype, Timothy O’Sullivan Albumen, and Lantern Identified to Charles H. Plummer, 3rd US Infantry

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    1/6th Plate Ruby Ambrotype, Timothy O’Sullivan Albumen, and Lantern Identified to Charles H. Plummer, 3rd US Infantry - Inventory Number: GRO 043

    Wonderful grouping from Charles H. Plummer, a member of Company B 3rd U.S. Infantry. Plummer is seen standing against a tent pole in the June 1863 Timothy H. O’Sullivan photograph titled “Fairfax Courthouse, Virginia. Capt. J.B. Howard, Office of Assistant Quartermaster, Army of the Potomac.” A 9” by 6 ¾” albumen print of the scene is included in the grouping, pasted to a paper backing with the names of every individual in the photograph. The 1/6th plate ruby ambrotype depicts Plummer standing in civilian dress with a wheel cap and holding a guitar. This image has great content and is exceptionally clear and is framed in copper and housed in a full thermoplastic case with a fireman on the front. Plummer’s oil lamp stands 13” tall plus the bail handle and bears the maker’s name of “J. Edgar Pat. Aug.11th 63” near the wick. A very special and unique Civil War grouping. 

    Comes housed in a display case with black velvet backing and descriptive card.

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    Inventory Number: GRO 043