This tiny spot upon magnification, shows the fern like metal fragment embedded in the paper support. The hand coloring shows typical differentiated paint characteristics found in hand painted salt prints of the period. In particular the white paint found on the collar is often found to be thicker than some of the other washes used. The reverse shows period staining from the original framing wood board on to the reverse side of the photographic paper.
This is guaranteed to be an image from the Civil War period. This is a once in a life time opportunity to own an exceptionally rare and important historical period c. 1863 image of Captain Custer in full length civil War uniform and represented in this imperial size. The item "General George Custer Civil War 1863 period Photograph Henry Ulke Washington DC" is in sale since Tuesday, December 22, 2015.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs". The seller is "longtrail" and is located in Shelburne, Vermont. This item can be shipped to United States.