|Title:||American Civil War Photo|
|Description:||A Civil War photo of my great, great grandfather, Jacob Jarrett.|
|Condition:||Fine condition. Photo is perfect [the lines in the photographs must be from the negative, or how it was printed--they are not on the photo per se]. HInge needs some glue. See photos.|
|Origin:||It was given to me by Paul Jarrett, grandson of Jacob Jarrett.|
|Provenance:||This photo was handed down via the men on that side of the family. From Jacob to his son John Jarrett. He passed it to his son, Paul Jarrett, my grandfather...who then gave it to me about twenty years ago. Jacob Jarrett is my great, great grandfather.|
|Appraised By:||Will Gorges|
|Appraiser Comments:||Standard wartime image (the background is merely a studio prop used by photographers-it is painted on canvas, not real). In many cases, the weapons are NOT the ones which actually belonged to the soldiers, either, as camp and town photographers kept accoutrements on hand for the images--likely only the uniform and hat are his. If his name is NOT in the case and you know for sure it is him, be sure to write it in or add a piece of paper behind the image to preserve the family provenance. The image and matte will pop out with the aid of a pocket knife or nail file and can be pressed back in. If the image is on glass, it is an ambrotype. If it is on tin, it is a tintype. The case is common and of little consequence (they cost about $15-25 retail) and it can be repaired by using white glue and dark ribbon on the spine. For technical jargon, it would be called a "Cased Civil War Union soldier armed image, full standing view with 9-button frock coat and accoutrements, wearing enlisted forage cap, with family provenance."|
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