CIRCA 1885 SEATED VIEW OF A BUFFALO SOLDIER OF THE 24TH US INFANTRY AND WIFE

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Item Code: 2022-1041

Image is a sixth-plate tintype of a seated black soldier and wife. The soldier wears a dark kepi with crossed rifles on the front of the crown. Below the insignia is the Company letter “F” while above is the regimental number “24.” He also wears a dark five-button sack coat with corporal chevrons on each sleeve and light trousers.

His wife is posed standing next to him with one hand resting on his shoulder. She wears a light-colored striped dress.

Contrast and clarity are good. Tin has some oxidation to the left of the wife’s head and shoulders. The plate also has several chips in the emulsion. These chips are mostly around the edges but several do touch the subjects. The female subject has a small chip under her nose and just below her waist. There is also a line of small black smudges going across the woman’s chest. The only chip on the soldier has removed part of his left arm from just above his chevrons to his shoulder.

The image comes in a full leather case with repaired hinge with decorative brass mat and stamped brass frame. The image is laid within a larger frame with also has a printed sheet giving the history of the 24th US Infantry. [ad] [ph:L]

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