1860s Civil War Soldier Tintype Photograph Sixth Plate Feminine Looking Soldier
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1860s Civil War Soldier Tintype Photograph Sixth Plate Feminine Looking Soldier:
Rare and original, 1860’s Civil War Sixth Plate Tintype Photograph of a Union Army Soldier in uniform. It has been suggested that this could be a female who has disguised her gender to serve in the Union army – the face of the soldier is rather feminine and there are large bulges above the Soldier’s leather belt that it was suggested were low hanging breasts. We have absolutely no reason to believe this other than the observations and there is no identification or provenance for the Image. This outstanding, period Tintype Photograph measures approx. 2 5/8” by 3 1/4” and is housed in what appears to be its original, pressed paper covered hard case.
The Tintype is a wonderful, 3/4 length, seated portrait of the Soldier in uniform. The Soldier sits upright with his right elbow resting on a side table. He wears a kepi, a wool coat and a wide leather belt with oval “US” beltplate. There is a somewhat odd “bulge” above the Soldier’s belt which appears to be cinched tight – what this is we can only speculate. Neither the soldier nor the photographer is identified in any way.
This very rare and wonderful, Civil War Tintype Portrait of a Union Army Soldier is in very good condition. The focus is sharp, the contrast strong and the tonality rich. There is a rather strong, central vertical crease to the plate causing numerous vertical lines in the emulsion. There are some other lines of crazing to the emulsion although the surface is stable with no flaking. The Tintype is housed in what appears to be its original, pressed pressed covered hard case which is split at the spine and has some wear.
A rare and wonderful, 1860’s Civil War Sixth Plate Cased Tintype Photograph of a Union Army Soldier in uniform and a fantastic addition to any collection!!
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