FRAMED FULL PLATE TINTYPE OF AN UNIDENTIFIED UNION INFANTRYMAN

$300.00
Originally $325.00

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Item Code: 172-2152

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Housed in a period wooden frame is this seldom seen full-plate tintype of an unidentified Civil War Federal infantryman. The waist high, front view image shows the uniformed soldier armed and fully accoutered holding his musket across his chest. He wears short, dark chin beard on his face and a forage cap on his head.  Cap has been highlighted with gold gilt at the side button and the numeral “3” on the chin band. Other highlights also appear.   His four-button sack coat is buttoned but shows a light colored shirt at the neck and the cuffs. No rank stripes visible. Around his waist is a leather waist belt with a oval brass US belt plate. Belt supports a unseen scabbard with socket bayonet, a leather percussion cap box and a larger cartridge box complete with the over the shoulder strap.

Surface of this full plate tintype exhibits moderate crazing overall but no flaking or bends. Image has good detail and is in very good condition. Plate is double matted within an ornate, deep-set wooden frame and a glass cover. Inner edge of frame is gold gilt and shows moderate flaking and chipping. Visible plate image measures approximately 4¾” x 7” bordered with a period metal gold inner mat and a stippled beige pasteboard outer mat. Frame backing is a solid piece of thin wood veneer. No visible markings on the frame or the backing.  A fine, scarce, full plate tintype of a Union Civil War infantryman housed in a period frame.

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