TINTYPE OF A CIVIL WAR UNION SOLDIER – ARMED:
A 1/6th plate tintype, three-quarter view of
a tall, bearded Civil War Union Soldier, standing
straight and proud in his uniform frock coat, and fully
armed with his musket, cartridge box and bayonet.
The soldier’s frock coat buttons and his belt and
cartridge box shoulder strap plate have all been hand
tinted in gold. The image is clear and undamaged,
firmly in place behind its original glass and held in
place behind the gilt oval metal trim in the case.
The case has seen wear, but is still intact as is the
cloth tape hinge. The red velvet lining of the
cover is present and in nice condition. Both the
cover and image case are solid and not broken or loose.
The exterior leatherette covering of the case shows some
wear, but it is still intact. This is a fresh
image out of an old Texas collection. $275