Nice Tintype of Artillery Soldier of Co. L, 4th Artillery, in Cdv Mount with Great Photographer's Label
Here is an Excellent Union Artilleryman's Tintype in a Cdv Size Mount ! It's a small bust shot of the soldier, but clear enough to make out the crossed cannons, company letter -L-, and regiment number -4- on top of his kepi. There are tight cracks in the emulsion, but nothing has flaked, and the entire image is quite clear. The subjects cheeks were lightly “pinked” by the photographer, and the image is centered inside an oval border with flourishes, and double gold line. Reverse shows a yellow or gold paper label affixed over the tin, with two photographers imprints. When held upright from the front and turned around, the imprint of “A.J. Porter, Hardwick VT., “ is visible, but if turned upside down, the imprint of “A. Jewett Jr. of Boston, Mass.” is at top. So, it's a toss-up whether this is a Massachusetts Soldier, or a Vermont Soldier, but just guessing I would say Vermont, since that label is at top when image is held correctly to view. A Nice Tintype of a Union Artilleryman of Co. L, 4th Regiment, in a Cdv Mount, with Crossed Cannons prominent !