June 21, 2019 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


Exceptionally Clear Quarter Plate Tintype of a Triple-Armed Union Soldier, Possibly Massachusetts

Quarter plate tintype of a triple-armed state recruit, possibly from Massachusetts, housed in a full pressed paper case. A Sheffield-style knife, M1842 musket, and belted M1849 Colt Pocket Pistol are clearly visible, given the remarkable sharpness of the image. The man wears an early war nine-button frock coat and state issue kepi, of a different color than that of the uniform coat. Around his waist is an impromptu Rifleman's belt with a buckle instead of a plate.

Estimate: $500 - $700
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