Antique Civil War Union Infantry Sergeant Soldier 9th Plate Tintype Photo & 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 gutta percha 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 from the waist up in full uniform, including hat and military leathers. A member of the infantry, the chevrons on his sleeve denote his rank as sergeant. This is a beautifully clear image. Tintype is mounted in an embossed gutta percha union case with metal closure.
A light red velvet pad with embossed 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 raised 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. Velvet pad has minor discoloration. Union case has wear and minor dings commensurate with age and use, including scuffs and possible surface loss at edges. What a fantastic addition to any antique photography or Civil War collection. 1-3/4 in width x appx. 2-3/8" in height (frame obscures borders of image) Dimensions/case: 2-1/2" in width (closed), 2-7/8" in height, 3/4" 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! Your satisfaction is important to us. It will be our pleasure to leave you great feedback in return! (adjacent to I-95, exit 30, in historic Pawtucket, RI) is the highest volume antiques mall in the American Northeast! We are a magnet for rare and unusual items!
AUCTIONS are listed with NO RESERVES. Be sure to watch for periodic SALES and Price Reductions! Thanks for looking and check back often! New Items are listed EVERY WEEK.345 Fountain Street Pawtucket, RI 02860. Come visit us in Rhode Island, or find us on the web! Get images that make Supersized seem small. Showcase your items with Auctiva's. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Photographs". The seller is "ri2u" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.