Confederate Civil War Soldier Tintype Armed w Bowie Knife & Colt Revolving Rifle
Amazing tintype of a Confederate soldier holding a rifle and Bowie knife. I believe the rifle was the famous model 1859 Colt revolving rifle, but I'm not 100% on the model... I do know that Civil War images with revolving rifles are hard to find. 3" x 1 3/4" tintype comes with, but not affixed to, a 4" x 2.5" paper sleeve. The sleeve seems later so I highly doubt it's original to the image, which has mat abrasions (see below). Note that in my scan, a mat is partially visible, so this tintype is a period, c. 1865 photographer's copy tintype of what I believe was most likely a c. Notice the two abrasions near the bottom of the tintype... Clearly mat abrasions, so I believe that this tintype was originally cased, and considering its size, was likely housed in one of those "CDV-sized / 8th plate" cases that were pretty common during Civil War... Now it's in this sleeve. Condition of the tintype is very good antique, or better. Light surface wear and/or grime, one little flaw down by the stock of the rifle, plus the mat abrasions mentioned above. This is guaranteed to be an original circa 1865 tintype, NOT a modern reprint of any kind. Discounted Express is also available.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Photographs". The seller is "jack_mord" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Antique: Yes
- Type: Photograph
- Photo Type: Tintype
- Format: Tintype
- Original/Reprint: Original Print
- Date of Creation: 1860-1869
- Theme: Americana, Conflicts & Wars, History, Militaria
- Time Period Manufactured: Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)
- Production Technique: Tintype
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Licensed Reprint: Original
- Subject: Military & Political, Military, Uniforms