You are purchasing an original full-plate tintype photo. SUBJECT: Union sergeant from the U. He has three stripes on his sleeves. He has a pistol in his belt and his kepi hat on a table next to him.
The table is draped in an American flag. His belt plate says U. This appears to be a photo of a photo and blown up to make it a full plate. But it is still from the Civil War. There was no such thing as photo negatives or glass plates at the time, so this was the only way they could make a duplicate of a photo.
SIZE: It is 7 by 9.25 inches. CONDITION: The corners have small bends. On the back, it has the remnant of tape. Civil War, Union Army sergeant, pistol, full-plate tintype photo, old" is in sale since Sunday, June 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Tintypes".The seller is "lenny1577" and is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.