When you look at the soldier's face, he definitely looks like he could be Japanese. If this is an American Civil War photo, it would be extremely rare as I do not think there were many Japanese Americans fighting in the war. He is holding a rifle with the bayonet sticking straight up. There is gold highlighting on his hat, collar, sleeve, buttons, and belt buckle (see second photo). The photo looks to be in fairly nice condition but it is just slightly hazy.
I don't know if that is because of oxygen seeping into the frame over the years. The case looks to be original but someone put some black tape on the spine as they always seem to separate.It still has the original brass hook and loop. This came out of a collection of military items in Lancaster County, PA.
Please ask if you have any questions. Collectibles collectables memorabilia antique retro vintage history historic historical american america usa cw asian japanese nationals nihon 1850s 1860s south north confederate soldier army rebel rebellion war battle union lincoln yankee photograph studio image photography. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs". The seller is "thechocoberry" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped worldwide.