They were the most popular form of photography in the 1860s and 1870s. This one is a sixth-plate tintype, which refers to the size of the image. This photograph depicts a young Union soldier in a seated position, wearing his uniform, including a Kepi forage cap and military leathers. His uniform has been embellished in gold at certain points. He stares straight into the camera with a stoic expression.The image is mounted in an embossed union case with metal closure. A dark red velvet pad with embossed scroll design on the inner verso side of the case protects the glass-covered photograph. Image is surrounded by a gilt metal mat with elaborate scroll and floral details. Case has some gilt embellishment. Tintype presents in good, as-found antique condition, with patina and some loss of detail on the image due to darkening. Union case has wear and minor dings commensurate with age and use, including scuffs, minor loss of gilding and surface loss at edges and corners. Metal closure works but requires some pressure to open case. Case has some splits on edges.
What a fantastic addition to any antique photography or Civil War collection. 2-3/4 in width x appx. 3-1/4" in height (frame obscures borders of image) Dimensions/case: 3-1/4" in width (closed), 3-5/8" in height, 7/8" 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! 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!
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