Civil War Quarter Plate Tintype of African American Corporal

Quarter plate, lightly hand-colored tintype providing a full-length portrait of a defiant African American corporal standing in front of a simple white backdrop. He is wearing a forage cap and nine button frock coat, the buttons highlighted in gold. Two cent internal revenue stamp affixed on verso. Housed in half case.


Remnants of adhesive along top and bottom edges of plate, plus minor loss to lower left corner of plate. Some minor, scattered nicks/scratches in plate. 

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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