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Tintype of Officer of Colored Infantry & Artillery with Multiple Brevets

A very fine sixth plate tintype image of George Hamilton Cook in 1862 prior to his commission as first lieutenant of the 109th US Colored Infantry, shown with his “chum” in 1862. Both men are wearing shell jackets, one with colored piping. Following his commission in the 109th Colored Infantry, Cook was promoted to Captain and transferred to the 8th Colored Artillery, and received brevets for meritorious service eventually to Lieutenant Colonel. Following the War he continued in the Army. The image is cased in a very attractive leather bound case of diary style, with a brass clasp. 

Condition: Excellent condition. The image is incredibly clear, and the case is very nice and sound. The glass has been replaced, but a piece of the original glass with an original label has been preserved.

Size: 2 7/8 by 3 ¼ inch image. The case is 3 3/8 by 3 7/8 inches.

Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $30.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

Condition:

See photos. Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under terms and conditions. Please be advised we do not provide porters nor packing materials for pick ups.

Estimate: $250 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$424
08/05/2021

 

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Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms and Conditions. This auction has a buyer's premium of 21%.  Methods of payment are cash, check, money orders, or wire transfer for foreign payments. Please note we do not accept credit cards.