SIXTH-PLATE TINTYPE OF WELL-DRESSED CHILDREN IN NICE “UNION” PHOTOGRAPH CASE

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Item Code: 1043-189

This is a 1/6 plate tintype photograph in a “Union” hard case. The thermoplastic case is in excellent condition. Two brass hinges and catch all in good order. Both halves of hard case match in size and brownish color. The gutta percha case features a design for Cuba, made by Littlefield Parsons in the late 1850s. The front half portrays a raised “Indian Monument” with “HABANA” below and the back half a raised coat of arms with “MOLINATIPOS” and “CON REAL PRIVILEGIO”.

On the interior, one side has pressed velvet lining and the other side a slightly dark tintype under glass with usual mat and frame. Image is of two young children; a boy and a girl. Both are well dressed in a naval theme with multiple anchor details sewn on their clothes. The boy and girl, no doubt siblings, have clothes made of matching material. The boy wears a pork-pie hat with anchor visible on front, scarf, and shows anchor on shirt. The girl has a similar scarf and displays the anchor motifs on her blouse and cuffs.

An interesting family photo set in a rare Union case.  [jet] [ph:L]

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