I read about this fabulous donation by the Liljenquist Family to the Library of Congress here http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/lilj/ . I found an article about it in the January issue of Military Officer magazine I receive each month. It is really worth taking a look at the article as well as pictures of some of the tintypes and ambrotypes that are on Flickr here Civil War Faces.
This little girl is described in mourning dress holding a picture of her father.
This wonderful piece commemorates a lost son. It's his childhood picture and a lock of his hair. He was killed in 1865 at the age of 18.
And finally this young man in his union uniform with the American flag in the background. These are just 3 of the 66 images in the Flickr collection Civil War Faces.
I am amazed by this collection. I am amazed at the great condition all of these are in. The Liljenquist Family has donated over 700 tintypes and ambrotypes of Civil War faces to the Library of Congress and I look forward to seeing more of this fabulous collection!