Just noticed on e-bay at . Quote:This auction is for two items. They are two sitters who are family members. This pairing shows how one family was impacted by two significant American events: the Gold Rush, and the Civil War. 1) CDV (carte de visite) of Civil War soldier sitting within makeshift 'walls' of canvas, with a dirt floor. Front, in period ink: "George B. Halsted" "?". Back, period ink: "Head Quarters Left Wing Camp before Port Hudson, La. June 26, 1863 4 1/2 P.M. To Old Missy with Love." 2) Sixth plate daguerreotype of man. Inside half-case is the following, in pencil: "Abel Hatfield Halsted. Sonora California AD 1853". Sonora, California, is in Gold Country. Brass mat is stamped "SHEW SAN FRANCISCO" William Shew was a famous Gold Rush era daguerreotypist........... End of quote.
I have no interest in this sale other than to let family members know these items exist and are available.Hoping someone does the same for my family someday!