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 Post subject: Sixth Plate Tintype of Cavalryman on Horseback
PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:07 pm 
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Sixth Plate Tintype of Cavalryman on horseback / Likely Michigan: ... Here is a great sixth plate tintype of a cavalry soldier sitting on his horse. The soldier sits confidently, holding a sword in his hand. The horse is decked out in regulation cavalry leather including the M1859 McClellan Pattern saddle bags behind the seat. Overall VG and housed in a mat, frame, and glass. Tin has some light soiling but no damage whatsoever. This is from the ages old Ken Erwin estate of Michigan. Ken amassed one of the largest private collections of historical antiques in the state of Michigan, reportedly valued at around three million dollars at the time of his death. Most of his treasures were found in Michigan. This trooper has the look of a classic western theater soldier, fatigue blouse, well worn black slouch hat, hard lean features ... possibly 2nd Michigan Cavalry?


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