Tintype photograph of Christopher Columbus Taylor, CSA, Company E, 20th Georgia Infantry, along with a family photographic archive. The ninth plate tinted tintype depicts C.C. Taylor seated and wearing his Confederate uniform, and is enclosed in a gilt mat and gutta percha union case with note stating "C.C. Taylor 18 years old / Taken 1861 Columbus Ga. Mam Pop to Laura". Note: Private Corporal C.C. Taylor enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1861. Military records shows he was severely wounded at Gettysburg, captured and sent to Decamp General Hospital in New York, where he remained until his release following General Lee's surrender. Also included in this lot is a cabinet card photograph of Taylor as an old man taken by the Ira F. Collins, Huntsville, Alabama photographic studio, 6 1/2" x 4 1/4"; a sixth plate tintype of a middle aged man in civilian clothes, dated 1858 with union case (hinge broken); a 2" x 1 1/2" tintype of a young woman in gold mat (possibly Taylor's wife, Laura), no case; and a brass mounted leather CDV album containing 35 images of men, women and children in civilian clothes, most with Southern photographic studio backstamps (Columbus, GA, Huntsville, AL, and New Orleans), all presumed to be relatives of C.C. Taylor and his wife, Laura Taylor. Album 6 3/4" x 5" x 1 3/4". Provenance: the collection of Benjamin Dysart, Brentwood, Tennessee (direct descendant of Christopher Columbus Taylor). CONDITION: C.C. Taylor tintype: Oxidation to mat, some slight discoloration at the very top edge of photograph; spine of case cracked. Tintype of a woman: scratching. Tintype of middle aged man: Clouding and discoloration to image. Album: wear to cover and spine, one clasp missing. Several pages in album have come loose. Most CDVs in good condition with general toning and fading; one is partially torn.
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