Rare and original, 1860s Civil War Ninth Plate Tintype Photograph of an armed Union Soldier!! This outstanding, period Tintype Photograph measures approx. 2 by 2 1/2 and is uncased. The Tintype is a wonderful, 3/4 length seated portrait of the young Soldier wearing an enlisted man's frock coat and a forage cap. He holds his rifle upright with his left hand and wears both an oval "US" belt plate, a round breast plate and a leather cartridge box on his belt.
The Soldier has that far away look in his eyes that we have seen many times in portraits of Civil War soldiers who have "seen the elephant". Neither the soldier nor the photographer is identified in any way.This Image comes with a second, full figure, Tintype portrait of a rather tall young man. The wonderful armed soldier Tintype pictures a soldier with a full beard while the second image depicts a fellow that is clean shaven so it is VERY difficult to determine if they are the same person. We include the second Image because they have apparently traveled together for many years and may, in fact depict the same person. 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 very well preserved with no scratches or surface nicks and no significant physical damage of any kind except for some very minor and unobtrusive alligatoring to the surface. The surface is sound and stable with no crazing and no flaking! A rare and wonderful, 1860s Civil War Ninth Plate Tintype Photograph of an armed Union Army Soldier and a fantastic addition to any collection! The item "1860's CIVIL WAR TINTYPE PHOTOGRAPH OF UNION ARMY SOLDIER ARMED WITH RIFLE" is in sale since Friday, August 26, 2016. 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.