Military Images – a Survey

While I’m on the topic of military themed images, I thought I’d do a (for the most part) no-words review of the military images in my collection.

Affectionate Confederates - 1/6 plate
Affectionate Confederates – 1/6 plate
Soldier in Pith Helmet Tintype, out of packet
Soldier in Pith Helmet Tintype, out of packet
76th Pennsylvania Zouaves, ca. 1862, my ancestor
76th Pennsylvania Zouaves, ca. 1862, my ancestor
Unknown Sergeant, Chambersburg, PA ca. 1861-62
Unknown Sergeant, Chambersburg, PA ca. 1861-62
Union Soldier, Wm. J. Tait studio, NY
Union Soldier, Wm. J. Tait studio, NY
CDV, General Joseph Hooker, by Mathew Brady
CDV, General Joseph Hooker, by Mathew Brady
Horatio B. Buck, MD - 1st Lt. 11th Volunteers.
Horatio B. Buck, MD – 1st Lt. 11th Volunteers.
Miguel Criado by Maunoury of Lima, Peru
Miguel Criado by Maunoury of Lima, Peru
Two British Soldiers, Chunk Restored
Two British Soldiers, Chunk Restored
Sailor, 1890s, Rembrandt Studio, San Francisco
Sailor, 1890s, Rembrandt Studio, San Francisco
Sailor, Hong Kong Cabinet Card
Sailor, Hong Kong Cabinet Card
Sailor, Hong Kong cabinet card
Sailor, Hong Kong cabinet card
Sailors Trio, Hong Kong
Sailors Trio, Hong Kong
Japanese Soldier, Sendai, J. Otaki Studio
Japanese Soldier, Sendai, J. Otaki Studio

7 thoughts on “Military Images – a Survey”

    1. Yes – collecting images has been a long-term pleasure for me. I’d say the whole collection runs to the order of three hundred or so cartes-de-visite/cabinet cards/images on paper and perhaps 40 or so cased images.

    1. Yes, those two have the original tissue paper covers. There is nothing printed on the covers, though. The tissue paper is quite fragile and I suspect even new they would not have stood up to being run through a printing press or being hand-inked.

      1. I have seen just one cabinet card with the tissue paper intact and was surprised that it was quite intricately printed with the photographer’s logo and details but wasn’t sure if it was typical or unusual. Before seeing that one example, I had been completely unaware that the tissue papering of the photos even happened at all. Love your blog. Thanks for replying to my comments!

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