Rare and wonderful, 1860's Civil War Sixth Plate Cased Tintype Photograph of an armed, Union Cavalry Soldier with a VERY large revolver!! This outstanding, period Tintype Photograph measures approx. 2 5/8" by 3 1/4" and is housed in what appears to be its original, pressed paper covered hard case.
The Tintype is a wonderful, 3/4 length, seated portrait of the Soldier wearing what appears to be a shell jacket and a kepi with a crossed sword, cavalry insignia on the top of the kepi. He strikes a relaxed pose sitting back in his chair and with his left elbow on a small draped side table. On the top of the table is a very large revolver. Neither the soldier nor the photographer is identified in any way. This very rare and wonderful, Civil War Tintype Portrait of an armed Union Army Soldier is in very good condition.The focus is sharp, the contrast strong and the tonality rich and warm. The Tintype is clean and crisp and well preserved with a very few shallow bends but no significant surface scratches, scuffing or damage of any kind and no repairs. The surface is sound and stable with no crazing or flaking although there are a couple of tiny surface nicks. Overall the Image is very well preserved and displays beautifully!! The pressed paper covered hard case is in very good condition with only light wear but with an old, leather repair at the spine.
A rare and wonderful, 1860's Civil War Sixth Plate Cased Tintype Photograph of an armed Union Cavalry Soldier and a fantastic addition to any collection! And Click Here to Add Us To Your Favorite Sellers List. Click Here to Discover More About this Item and Many Others on Our New Informational / Non-Commercial / Reference Blog - Walnutts. The item "1860's CIVIL WAR 1/6 PLATE TINTYPE PHOTOGRAPH OF ARMED UNION SOLDIER with REVOLVER" is in sale since Friday, July 31, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs".The seller is "walnutts" and is located in Brewster, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.