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    • Young, Lyman

    • Lyman Young, Company "D", 27th Infantry. On plain glass, excellent condition; backing peeling awy, mat with scroll design in excellent condition; case paper covered wood, medallion design with flowers in center, fair condition.
    • Ambrotype; Young, Lyman; Man; Twenty Seventh Michigan Infantry
    • Young girl

    • Likeness of a young girl who with her sister was held in slavery by her own father in northern Alabama. They were both sent north by the 3rd. Michigan Cavalry, presented by Capt. F.C. Anderson. Portrait on raspberry colored antique glass,...
    • Ambrotype; Girls; Alabama; Third Michigan Cavalry; Captain F.C. Anderson
    • Young boy

    • Young boy, with jacket and turned down white collar. On deep rose antique glass; mat decorated non-parill gilt, excellent condition; case is paper covered wood with scroll design, half missing, poor condition.
    • Ambrotype; Boys
    • Woman seated with hands on lap

    • Woman seated with hands on lap, bonnet with bows, broach at collar. Lacquered back peeling away; case is beautifully inlaid with mother of pearl; hinge and clasp in good condition.
    • Ambrotype; Woman
    • Woman in print dress

    • Woman in print dress with crocheted collar and beaded head covering, tarnished around edges. 1/9 [?] plate, mat heavy gilt, very ornate design oval shape, made by "Holmes, Booth and Hayden" excellent condition. Case is paper covered wood with...
    • Daguerreotype; Woman
    • Woman in dark dress

    • Woman in dark dress with gloves. Gilt mat with flower and leaf design; case is paper covered wood with cross design in center; fair condition, hinge weak.
    • Ambrotype; Woman
    • Witney, Edmin D. and Michigan Calvary Officers

    • Edwin D. Witney, Michigan Calvary Officers, nine men on horseback, in Union Army Uniform. On plain glass cracked accross top; mat gilt, oval with scroll design; no case; fair condition.
    • Ambrotype; Witney, Edmin D.; Civil War; Soldiers; Michigan Calvary Officers; Men
    • Wing, Thomas

    • Thomas Wing, (ancestor of Jessie Swift, Grand Ledge) 1/6 plate, oval mat with gilt trim, excellent condition. Case is paper covered wood embossed with shield and eagle with gilt trim, excellent condition.
    • Daguerreotype; Wing, Thomas; Man
    • Williams, Seth

    • Seth Williams on his 40th birthday. Badly scratched, backing is cracked and peeling away; oval mat with embossed flowers around edge. Also included a tintype of Joseph Moore, brother of Elenor Moore Williams, 1/2 case, no case for tintype.
    • Ambrotype; Williams, Seth; Man
    • 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
    • Ward, Noah Case

    • Noah Case Ward, Co. D, 5th Michigan Cavalry, handlebar moustache, backdrop of grecian columns, mountain background, excellent condition, mat, gilt, oval with design of Grecian columns garlanded with roses, cupids, bows on top of columns. Made by...
    • Tintype; Ward, Noah Case; Fifth Michigan Cavalry; Soldiers; Civil War; Military Uniforms; Scottville Mfg. Co.; Waterbury (Conn.)
    • Union soldier

    • Union soldier, with sword drawn at attention, 1st Sargent stripes on sleeves, standing. On plain glass, with black laquer backing, slightly scratched, in fair condition; mat of oval gilt with scroll design and basket weave background, no case.
    • Ambrotype; Soldiers; Civil War; Man
    • Unidientified young girl

    • Unidentified young girl, seated pose, badly fogged. 1/9 plate; scalloped mat; case is paper covered wood with embossed floral and bird design, hinge broken.
    • Daguerreotype; Girls
    • Unidientified man

    • Unidentified man, head and shoulder pose, beautiful tonal qualities, hand colored. 1/6 plate; oval mat, excellent condition; case is paper covered wood with floral designs; inside facing missing.
    • Daguerreotype; Man
    • Unidientified man

    • Unidentified man, seated, mustache and beard, blue gloves in hand, elegant pose, some hand coloring. 1/6 plate; oval mat, some tarnish; case is paper covered wood in excellent condition. Inside facing reads "Beckers and Piard, 201 Broadway, New...
    • Daguerreotype; Man
    • Unidientified man

    • Unidentified man of 18-20 years old, with hat on, high collar, white shirt with ascot tie. 1/6 plate; rectangular mat, excellent condition; case is paper covered wood with floral design, good condition.
    • Daguerreotype; Man
    • Unidentified young woman

    • Unidentified young woman in dark gown, round neckline, gold jewelry, chain and watch. 1/6 plate; square mat slightly tarnished; case is paper covered wook with floral design in good condition.
    • Daguerreotype; Woman
    • 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 young woman

    • Unidentified young woman, seated, dress with braid and tassels on sleeves and braid on cuffs, gilt broach and ring. Faded at edges. Mat, gilt, scalloped with flower designs. Case is leather covered wood, resembles book, excellent condition.
    • Tintype; Woman

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