Short Description: Ambrotype - Possibly Federal Musician
Long Description: 1/9 plate ambrotype. Unidentified clean-shaven man in civilian clothes, large cravat. The gold mat has flags, drums and cannon embossed. Under the plate it reads: "The Union Now and Forever". Opposite the image is a pad covered in red velvet embossed with a large lyre. Presumably a Federal musician. In an original Union case marked: "Genuine Union Case, Improved, Fine Gilt and Burnished, Scovill Mfg Co." Received with a silver Fiske alto horn. Donated by Fred Benkovic, Brookfield, WI.
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