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- Ambrotypes and Tintypes in the Liljenquist Collection
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Revealing Details: Take a Closer Look at the Photographs
Belt buckles and hats can provide information about soldiers' regiments. Note that the letters on the hats and belt buckles are usually reversed. Since ambrotypes and tintypes are direct positives, they often produce laterally reversed images.
Unidentified soldier wearing Volunteer Maine Militia belt plate, sixth-plate tintype.
Unidentified soldier in Union frock coat and SNY (State of New York) belt buckle, sixth-plate tintype.
Unidentified soldier in Union uniform wearing "Ohio" kepi, sixth-plate ambrotype.
Unidentified young soldier in Confederate uniform with Company C, 11th Virginia Regiment slouch hat, ninth-plate tintype.