It is likely a blow up of a smaller tintype or CdeV photo. THIS WAS OCCASIONALLY DONE IF THE SOLDIER DIED DURING THE WAR, TO PROVIDE A LARGER SIZED MEMORIAL TO HANG ON THE WALL FOR FAMILY MOURNING.
That is almost certainly the reason that this one was made. Nicely framed, and complete with wires on the back, ready to hang on the wall as soon as it comes out of the box.
The photo is in a beautiful, nicely finished original antique hard wood frame. Made with really nice antique square-head nails.The type made during the 1850's and still popular during during the Civil War. It really makes the photo stand out. Still has the original glass and the original wooden backing board. Frame measures 14" x 11 1/2" on the outside. Open area inside measures 8 1/2" x 6". Photo and frame are both in excellent condition. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items". The seller is "marvinsmom9" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.