Original tintype of a young Civil War soldier photographed in front of a camp scene backdrop, holding his artilleryman's Hardee Hat. He has tinted blue pants, red piping on his uniform, red cords visible on the front of the hat and a feather plume on its side. The crossed cannon insignia on the front of hat is painted gold, along with the buttons on his uniform. So I believe it's very likely this soldier was a member of 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery as well. Tintype is 1/4+, measuring 4" tall 3 1/8" wide.
There are a few light bends that are mostly insignificant, the one by his head by far the worst of them and having a little associated image loss.. Light surface wear and grime, and a very light abrasion from its original mat. Nice image in hand, though.. The item "1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery Civil War Soldier Camp Backdrop 1860 Tintype Photo" is in sale since Sunday, April 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs".The seller is "jack_mord" and is located in Woodinville, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.