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Quarter Plate Tintype of Buffalo Soldier Holding a Cigar, ca 1874

Quarter plate tintype full-length studio portrait of an unidentified Buffalo Soldier. Photographer and locale unknown, n.d., ca 1874. The young soldier wears an 1874 fatigue blouse, worn by the Buffalo Soldiers during the Late Indian Wars, the buttons enhanced with gold by a skilled hand. One hand rests upon the back of a chair and the other holds a smoldering cigar. 

Condition:

Very light scratches, corners clipped, light tarnishing to edge.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,375
02/20/2020

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