Antique Civil War Union Cavalry Army Young Man Soldier Ninth Plate Tintype +Case. This is one of many Civil War-era tintypes we will be offering for sale in the coming weeks. Bookmark our store for more! Today we are delighted to offer for sale a beautiful Civil War-era tintype photograph of a union soldier, complete with stamped leather union case! An early form of photography, tintypes were made by transferring a positive image directly to a thin sheet of metal, which was coated with a dark lacquer or enamel.
They were the most popular form of photography in the 1860s and 1870s. This one is a ninth-plate tintype, which refers to the size of the image. This tintype depicts a young Union soldier photographed in a sitting position. A member of the cavalry, he wears his uniform proudly, which has shoulder straps bearing military insignias.He has a full, thick moustache and an expression that looks like a slight smirk. The image is mounted in a embossed leather union case with latch closure. A red velvet pad with embossed floral and scroll design on the inner verso side of the case protects the glass-covered photograph. Image is surrounded by an elaborate gilt metal mat with elaborate scroll and floral details. The outside of the case has embossed floral and scroll designs on both sides.
Tintype presents in good, as-found antique condition, with patina and some loss of detail on the image due to darkening. Tintype is loose in frame behind the glass.Velvet pad has minor discoloration. Union case has wear and minor dings commensurate with age and use, including scuffs and surface loss at edges and corners. What a fantastic addition to any antique photography or Civil War collection. 1-1/2 in width x appx.
2-1/4" in height (frame obscures borders of image) Dimensions/case: 2-3/8" in width (closed), 2-7/8" in height, 5/8" in depth (closed). Item(s) will be professionally packed to prevent damage in transit. Feel welcome to message us with further questions or requests for more images, and thank you for looking!
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