7008---Civil War soldier ambrotype - Troy NY - Schoonmaker 282 River Street. Very nice ambrotype of a civil war soldier.
The case is marked "Schoonmakers, 282 River Street, Troy NY" so we can assume this. Young soldier was from Troy (or at least Rensselaer County). CHECK OUT THE SCHOONMAKER AMBROTYPE AD I FOUND FROM AN 1859 ISSUE OF THE TROY DAILY TIMES!
The soldier has all his buttons tinted with gold and is posed wearing his hat, and possibly a knife in his belt. The ambrotype is of 9th plate size, (2" by 2 1/2"), and is housed in a leather case with an embossed geometric design.The red velvet pad bears the name of the photography studio, Schoonmakers, River Street, Troy New York. Studio embossed pads are themselves somewhat rare, and collectable in their own right.
The ambrotype appears to be in fine shape. The case is in nice shape and has had its leather spine rebound. The single latch is intact and works fine. The red velvet pad is in excellent condition.Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. The item "7008-Civil War soldier ambrotype Troy NY Schoonmaker 282 River Street" is in sale since Friday, April 24, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs".
The seller is "2burghguy" and is located in Wexford, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.