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.