June 21, 2019 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


Private Jonas Shattuck, 26th Massachusetts Infantry, Five Tintypes Incl. Civil War-Date Portraits

Lot of 5 tintypes, including one sixth plate and four ninth plate images of Jonas Shattuck, Company B, Massachusetts 26th Infantry. Three tintypes show Shattuck in uniform, including the sixth plate, in which he stands in partial profile, wearing a kepi and overcoat, the buttons lightly tinted gold. Housed in half case with period paper label, which reads, "Shattuck uniform"; ninth plate showing Shattuck wearing a wide-brimmed hat and what looks to be the same overcoat, housed in full case; and ninth plate of Shattuck wearing a forage cap and frock coat with shoulder scales, seated with a trumpet in hand, housed in half case. Accompanied by a pair of ninth plate tintypes of Shattuck in civilian clothing, possibly from the same sitting, each in full case. A period inked note that reads "Jonas Shattuck / B. 1820 - D. 1890 / Probably about War Time" is pinned to one of the cases. 

At the age of 40, Pepperell, MA, resident and cordwainer Jonas Shattuck (1820-1890) enlisted as a private in September 1861 and mustered into Company B, 26th Massachusetts Infantry, the following month. After reenlisting in February 1864, Shattuck mustered out at Savannah, GA in August 1865. While serving with the 26th Massachusetts Infantry, Shattuck likely saw action at La Fourche Crossing, Deep Bottom, Winchester, Fisher's Hill, and Cedar Creek. 


Sixth plate a little dark, but contrast/clarity still very good. Image of Shattuck in wide brimmed hat with tarnish ring around perimeter, full case separated at hinge. Image of Shattuck with instrument is dark. Close up of Shattuck as civilian, image clear and bright, full case separated at hinge. Second civilian tintype is a bit dark. 

Estimate: $500 - $700
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