Ambrotype of a Confederate Soldier

Description
This intriguing ambrotype shows what appears to be a soldier in a Zouave uniform advancing with weapon in hand. The man shown here-- whether he was a soldier or a civilian portraying one is unknown-- was actually posing for photographer and abolitionist T.P. Collins, likely as a study for a painting.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ambrotype
date made
1860-1865
Physical Description
glass (photograph material)
Measurements
overall: 6 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in; 16.51 cm x 21.59 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Westfield
ID Number
PG*4697
catalog number
4697
accession number
189067
subject
Civil War
Military
Soldiers
Photography
Civil War
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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