Unique ambrotype of Luther C. Ladd, a Union soldier from Lowell, Mass. who became the first fatality of the Civil War, estimated at $8,000-$12,000 at Swann Auction Galleries.

Unique photo of the first soldier to die in the Civil War offered at Swann, Sept. 28

Kevin Smith photographed while speaking at the 2018 San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California. The director and comic book superfan has consigned pieces from his personal collection of original comic book art to auction at Bodnar’s on September 28. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Gage Skidmore. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

Kevin Smith’s collection of original comic book art draws attention at Bodnar’s, Sept. 27