Original 1/6 tintype showing a cigar smoking man reading a letter... Looks like it's signed with the initials S. He is not identified, but. I have other photos of him out of the same album..
His name was John Teasdale b. He fought in the Civil War, 37th Wisconsin Infantry. I believe he lived around Mineral Point, Wisconsin at the time this tintype was made. Light bends, old mat abrasions..
Good to very good antique condition overall.