This super-rarity is a ninth-plate ambrotype and it would be difficult to improve upon. Images with this "Davis" motif are rare and the highlight of many Museum and personal collections. They have been featured in magazines and books and are heavily sought after by even the most advanced collectors, many of whom never even get a chance to see one personally, much less acquire one. The best part about this image is the content. In my opinion, this soldier has Native American blood in his backround. The stocky, square-jawed soldier has long black hair combed straight back. He holds a Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver, a Confederate tin drum canteen and what is probably a bible. It's a ninth-plate, but its a barn-burner.