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Maine Coast Guard CDVs and Tintypes
7/28/2014 - American History: Timed Online Auction
Lot includes two uniformed CDV’s with another soldier/wife in civilian dress along with an uncased quarter plate tintype and ninth plate tintype. The CDV’s are pencil singed Cpl. Mellen G. Prentiss, Co. D., Maine Coast Guard Infantry (m/o 9/6/65) and Pvt. Manley T. Pooler, Co. F. (m/o 7/7/65). The civilian carte is Pvt. Will O. Ayer Jr. of Co. A. The quarter plate tintype is attributed as Pvt. Geo. Mayhew, Co. F. (m/o 7/7/65). The ninth plate portrait bears a modern identification as Pvt. Almond H. Penley, Co. A, 8th ME. who was severely WIA at Petersburg 6/18/64, losing his left arm. Also, a mid -20th century photograph of a grave marker belonging to Cp. Leonidas O. Boardman, Co. B, Coast Guard Infantry (died of disease 2/3/65).

Provenance:  
The Tom MacDonald Maine Civil War CDV Collection


Condition:  
CDV’s all in good condition. Quarter plate tintype dark with vertical bends, no hardware or case. Uncased ninth plate tintype excellent, with strong clarity.
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