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 !
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Excellent Gutta Percha Cased 6th Plate US Soldier Tintype
This is a nice sixth-plate tintype of a Union Soldier in State Jacket ! His coat is open from the bottom revealing a row of smaller buttons on his vest, and the Nine buttons on the coat itself. He is seated with one arm draped over the back of a chair, and piping is evident on both of his cuffs. He is also wearing a goatee. Image is in a full brown gutta percha case, that appears to have been repaired along the left side in the third picture, though barely visible. Case is tight though, and opens and closes easily with no looseness. Very nice displaying Union Soldier Sixth Plate tintype, in a nice full case ! $110Sale $80 plus shipping
Clear Bearded US Veteran Soldier Tintype
This is a nice clear tintype image of a stern, serious looking Union Soldier ! What a beard ! He is seated with his forage cap on knee, and arm resting on the back of the chair. Coat has piping along the cuffs, and appears to be a State Type . Several buttons are visible, along his cuffs, down the front of his coat, and on the lower portion of his vest. Tintype has some areas of minor flaking, and a few scuffs near the top, but nothing that affects the subject. A nice displaying and serious looking US Soldier Tintype ! $110Sale$80plus shipping
Wonderfully Clear 9th Plate Ruby Red Ambrotype - Civilian with Popular Headgear
Here is a Beautiful Little 9th Plate Ruby Red Ambrotype likely dating to the mid- 1850s ! Subject is a sporty young man in black coat and bowtie, wearing a hat that was very popularbefore the war, and bears some resemblance to some of the military patterns of the period. Not sure if it is just highly polished, or maybe has a rain cover on it. Subject’s cheeks appear to be lightly tinted. Image is very clean except for some dust specks, well focused and has great contrast. A few little scratches around the outer edge of the oval image area where brass matt has rubbed the glass plate. Image comes in a repaired full case. The young man and attire very much resemble some of the images you see of early war recruits ! A Very Nice little Pre-War 9th Plate Ambrotype !
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Nice Clear 9th Plate Ambrotype of Young US Infantryman with Breast Plate, Cap Box, and US Buckle
Here is a Nice Crisp Ninth Plate US Soldier’s Ambrotype ! Subject is a quite young US Infantryman, in what may be a state jacket. His jacket is buttoned to the top, and he wears his cartridge box sling with eagle breast plate across his chest. Cap box is pulled around front and partially obscures his US waist belt plate, but you can still make out the –U-. His hands are folded on his lap, and the artist lightly “pinked” his cheeks. Image is fairly well focused with very good contrast. There are some issues, a couple of vertical lines one down to the left of the subject’s head. Some crackling around the outer edges, but not affecting the subject. I took the brass matted image out of the half case to see if there was any ID inside, but there was not. Wish we knew his name! However, I was able to see the ruby red color thru the glass plate. Image comes in a separated full case. A Nice US Infantryman’s Ambrotype !