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Lot 21: (MILITARY) Group of 5 hard images of military figures in full dress.

ART & STORYTELLING: PHOTOGRAPHS & PHOTOBOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

25 October 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: (MILITARY)
Group of 5 hard images of military figures in full dress.
Comprising 2 quarter-plate daguerreotypes, the first of a mustachioed figure posing with a sabre, the second a French maritime war hero, proudly sporting a sabre and 2 medals (in a passe-partout frame); and 3 ambrotypes, including a quarter-plate ambrotype of a British (?) naval officer, a second depicting a sailor before an elaborate backdrop (in a passe-partout frame), and the third a young French or British figure, his kepi and uniform beautifully hand-tinted in bright reds; most are hand-tinted; in half and full leather cases. 1850s

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