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    • Gram, William

    • William Gram, Cass County, 1860. Ambrotype in poor condition on cranberry red glass; upper left corner broken, many scratches.
    • Ambrotype; Gram, William; Man; Cass County (Mich.)
    • Unidentified woman

    • Unidentified woman in dark dress, white collar, velvet ribbon around neck on red antique glass. Fair condition, oval gilt mat with symbols in corners, beautiful blue plush facing, case paper covered wood in excellent condition.
    • Ambrotype; Woman
    • Three unidentified people

    • Three unidentified people, triangular pose, one standing between two seated, man and woman seated. Rectangular mat oval with flowers and leaves, no case.
    • Tintype; Man; Woman
    • Newman, Perry E.

    • Perry E. Newman, Co. E. 29th Infantry, age 16 1/2, in Civil War uniform, rifle at side, with bayonet attached, painted background, gilt painted pompons on coat, scratched, fair condition, full standing pose, mat rectangular gilt with floral design,...
    • Tintype; Newman, Perry E.; Twenty-ninth Michigan Infantry; Civil War; Military uniforms; Man
    • Unidentified man

    • Unidentified man, large bow tie with stick pin, hair combed over ears. Velvet backed non-pareil gilt mat; case is paper covered wood with flower and leaf scroll design, hinge broken.
    • Ambrotype; Man
    • Unidentified boy

    • Unidentified young boy, name "Plumbe" stamped in edge. Excellent condition; 1/6 plate; mat plain gilt; case is leather covered wood with scroll design, good condition.
    • Daguerreotype; Boys
    • Four men in triangular pose

    • Four men in a triagular pose, each wearing a suit, tie, vest and coat. One man is bearded. On loan from "Lizzie Cowles". Daguerreotype almost poor condition. 1/6 plate, oval mat with floral design, opposite cover red plush with flower design....
    • Daguerreotype; Man
    • Stephenson, Morris

    • Morris Stephenson, 21st Inf. in fair condition, subject somewhat faded, mat oval gilt, no case.
    • Tintype; Stephenson, Morris; Man; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry
    • Attison, Thomas E.

    • Thomas E. Attison, Civil War soldier, Co. B. 26th Michigan Infantry with uniform, in poor condition, emulsion flaking off, written in back of tintype, "...killed at Spottsylvania, VA., May 13, 1864, a good soldier. A good boy compliment of his...
    • Tintype; Attison, Thomas E.; Soldiers; Civil War; Military uniforms; Man; Twenty-sixth Michigan Infantry
    • Wiley, Sanford

    • Sanford Wiley, on plain glass, black laquered back which has cracked and peeled. Mat oval with stamped border, good condition; case is paper covered wood with flower design, hinge broken, fair condition.
    • Ambrotype; Wiley, Sanford; Man
    • Unidentified young woman

    • Unidentified young woman, dark dress, open book on table next to her, ribbons in hair. 1/9 plate; scalloped mat in excellent condition; case is paper covered wood with geometric design. Inside cover reads: "Ferry-3081-Daguerreotype"
    • Daguerreotype; Woman
    • Unidentified woman

    • Unidentified woman, seated with arm on table, long earrings, crocheted collar with broach, shawl. In excellent condition, gilt oval frame, case of velvet covered wood, made to look like a book, clasp gone, in fair condition
    • Ambrotype; Woman
    • Unidentified Civil War soldier

    • Unidentified Civil War soldier, wearing lieutenant bars on shoulders, with sword on belt, seated. Beautiful scalloped mat with intricate patterns, case of paper covered wood with scalloped designs, 1/2 case missing.
    • Tintype; Civil War; Soldiers; Man; Military Uniforms
    • Sebring, John; Morgan, James; Richardson, M.D.

    • Three men standing, John Sebring, left James Morgan, right M.D. Richardson, 48th Indiana Infantry, lightly tinted, on man resting arm on table, one mand holding palm fan, fair condition, rectangular mat, gilt with flowers and leaf design, good...
    • Tintype; Men; Sebring, John; Morgan, James; Richardson, M.D.; Forty-eigth Indiana Infantry; Civil War
    • Unidentified woman in black dress

    • Unidentified woman in black dress with white collar and sleeves, black lace mitts, gilt ring and broach. On amber glass; mat oval gilt; case is papier mache' with mother of pearl inlay; hinge broken.
    • Ambrotype; Woman
    • Unidentified woman

    • Unidentified woman, wide collar with broach, satin dress, seated. On plain glass, emulsion scratched, non-pariel mat with leaf bursts in corner, some tarnish, case is paper covered wood in fair condition.
    • Ambrotype; Woman
    • Hamlin, Hannibal

    • Hamlin side of Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin Campaign button, 1860 circular, gilt, tin with Hannibal Hamlin stamped on outside with year 1860 on bottom with flowers and leaves between the dark and lettering. Opposite side with Abraham...
    • Tintype;Hamlin, Hannibal; Man
    • Man with child

    • Man with child on lap. On rose colored antique glass, surface scratched; mat oval in good condition; case 1/2 missing; case is paper covered wood in poor condition.
    • Ambrotype; Man; Children
    • Unidentified man

    • Unidentified man in seated pose. Poor condition, badly fogged. 1/6 plate; oval mat, good condition; case is paper covered wood with floral design; hinge broken.
    • Daguerreotype; Man

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