RARE 1/2 PLATE TINTYPE - CIVIL WAR CHILDREN - MILITARY ATTIRE + DRUM FIFE & FLAG - An insanely rare half plate tintype of a group of children lined up in their military style uniforms playacting like their fathers who most likely were at war. Most wear Shako style hats with feathered plumes. Several older boys hold their drum, fife and an American flag. The boy in the center seems to be acting as the commanding officer and even wears a Civil War issued belt buckle. I love how you can see the picket fence and the large home as part of the neighborhood backdrop.
These children of the North were certainly brave in their own way. I know you will truly appreciate this image in your personal collection showing the behind the scenes view of the Union families and their children during the war. I ask you one question, where are you going to find another one-of-a-kind tintype like this one?
Good luck to my winner. CONDITION : Please view my detailed photos for the actual condition of the image and as part of my description. The half plate tintype measures 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 inches. The plate is in excellent antique condition with some normal surface wear and crease consistent with age. The image has very good contrast, tonal range and sharpness, especially for a group of children.I guarantee you will absolutely cherish this extremely rare tintype in your collection. The item "RARE 1/2 PLATE TINTYPE CIVIL WAR CHILDREN MILITARY ATTIRE + DRUM FIFE & FLAG" is in sale since Sunday, August 9, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Tintypes". The seller is "nic-o-matic" and is located in Lawrence, Kansas. This item can be shipped to United States.