One-sixth plate tintype of two Civil War soldiers housed in a leather case. The photographer on the red pillow opposite the image is noted as J. Lockwood of New Orleans, Louisiana.The soldiers are wearing unusual matching military hats and naturally appear to be comrades in arms. As you can see the image is not in the best condition. This may be due to the lack of proper chemicals being available during the war years as no other sign of misuse or improper storage is evident. From Craig's daguerreian registry: Noted as Dr. Lockwood; daguerreian, New Orleans, La. In 1855 he was listed at 163 Poydras Street. In 1856 he was listed at 148 Carondelet Street, and in 1858 at 134 Poydras Street. From 1859 to 1861 he was noted at 139 Poydras Street.
Civil War Soldiers New Orleans, LA Dr. The soldiers are wearing unusual matching military hats and naturally appear to be'comrades in arms'. I have not removed the image the case for any further examination as it is tightly secured.As you can see the image emulsion is not in the best condition... From Craig's daguerreian registry. This photo came from an archive associated with the Collings/Kirker family of Adams Co. Ohio, including: Archive of materials from the Kirker-Collings-Gibson family of Adams Co. Ohio, from just before statehood to the end of the 20th century. Two of the progenitors of this clan are James R. Gibson and his wife, Martha King Gibson. The Gibsons had at least three children, J. King Gibson, Mary King Gibson and Alice Gibson. (Charles Evans) Kirker and they had George Gibson Kirker and Alice Kirker Charles. Alice Gibson married Henry Collings.
Their offspring included George E. Their son was Ralph Collings. This archive appears to have been accumulated and come through Mary King Collings, who, it appears never married.
Presently in my store I have fascinating grouping of Civil War letters from Captain George Collings of the 24th OVI which was the 24th Ohio Infantry Regiment. In addition in this vast archive I also have letters from George Kirker. And was youngest son of George S.Kirker Ohio's second governor. Please take a moment to examine my other items from this archive currently listed in my shop.
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