March 07, 2019 12:00 PM EST Cincinnati
Ends March 18, 2019


Unusual Full Plate Tintype Group Portrait, Probably at a Military Encampment

Whole plate tintype, framed to 12.625 x 10.75 in., ca 1870s-1880s. A group of nine men in uniform and one woman, posed before a tent in what is likely an encampment from the late Indian Wars. Most men wear dark uniforms with kepis marked "74," though some appear in grey uniforms, including a jacket with frogging, and white helmets. One man in grey wears a multi-part medal on his chest, possibly a GAR badge, while the rotund man standing at right is likely an officer in the Marines, given his jacket. A sign just behind him appears to read "Adjutant."

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


Blemish along right vertical edge of plate, with small areas of scratching at bottom corners.

Estimate: $300 - $500
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