Two Sixth Plate Tintypes of the Same Civil War Soldier, Posed with his Sword and a Drink

Lot of 2 sixth plate tintypes, featuring the same Civil War soldier, who displays his sword in the first image and pours a drink in the second. He wears a forage cap with branch, company, and regimental designations suggesting that he was a cavalryman, along with a mounted services coat and a pinkie ring on his right hand. In the tintype with sword, he is pictured wearing his saber belt and holding the saber across his body in his right hand. A prominent scar is visible in both images on his left cheek. Both housed in full pressed paper cases.


Provenance:Charles A. and Frances Swedlund Collection of Early Photography


Hinges of both cases in tact. Scratching and spotting visible in sword tintype.

Estimate: $500 - $700
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