Rare Period CIVIL War Photo 1865 Calvary Flag Tax Stamp Dated

Rare Period CIVIL War Photo 1865 Calvary Flag Tax Stamp Dated

Whole-plate albumen print showing the Civil War flag of the 2nd Massachusetts Cavalry, emblazoned with list of the unit’s battles, including the fateful final notation Appomattox Ct. House, by R, J. Chute, Boston, October 1865. Overall dimensions of mount 8 x 10 inches (21×25 cm). Visible area of image 6 x 7 inches (15×18 cm). Image shows some browning / yellowing, as does the mount. Otherwise in excellent condition. This California origin is indicated on their flag by the Californian “Eureka” motto and what appears to be the California state seal. The unit saw extensive service in the Eastern theater and was present during the final campaign which forced Lee’s surrender — as proudly marked by the notation Appomattox Ct. House as the last of their listed actions. They also marched in the Grand Review of the Armies held in Washington May 23, 1865, where it seems likely this flag would have been displayed. A rare, dated period image celebrating the conclusion of America’s hard-fought struggle. Christopher Wahren Fine Photographs. The item “RARE PERIOD CIVIL WAR PHOTO 1865 CALVARY FLAG TAX STAMP DATED” is in sale since Sunday, May 28, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Other Antique Photographs”. The seller is “cwfp” and is located in New Haven, Connecticut. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print


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