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Civil War Era Bracelet Containing Ambrotype Portrait of a Federal Officer
2010, American History, Including the Civil War
A fine, 14Kt gold bracelet, with a linked gold band, featuring an oval locket containing an ambrotype of a Federal officer. The cover lid of the locket is engraved with an officer on a rearing horse, likely based on a popular engraving of General Zachary Taylor made during the Mexican War.
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