SIXTH PLATE TINYTPE OF AN UNIDENTIFIED REVOLVER TOTING, SWORD CARRYING CAVALRYMAN

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This sixth plate tintype features a full-standing view of a dashing cavalryman wearing a mounted overcoat all buttoned up with his waist belt and belt plate prominently displayed at his waist. He holds one Colt Navy revolver in his left hand and tucks another into his belt. The other hand holds his sabre at the front. If you look closely, you will see his scabbard hanging from his belt.  He wears a M1858 Hardee hat with his company letter “A” above a gilted cavalry insignia.

This tintype is in good condition with some minor wear marks throughout especially where the mat meets the tin. If you look closely, you can see where the photographer, likely when gilting the buttons, left some tiny remnants of gilt along the cavalryman’s face. These are difficult to see with the naked eye but are easily seen under a loupe. Mat, glass, and keeper are all intact.

This image comes housed in a leatherette case, which shows some wear on the covers. The binding is broken and was once repaired by black adhesive tape which is no longer adhered to the spine. The red velvet cushion remains intact. The paper in the back of the case behind the image is torn. No ID is present.

This image comes from the Ray Richey collection of images.  [cls] [ph:m]

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