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    Posted 7 years ago

    Katzl
    (81 items)

    This is an opalotype (like ambrotype but made on milk glass) that I once found on the fleamarket.
    I bought it because of the frame, and didn't realise that it was an opalotype until I took it out of the frame.
    It's hand painted/tinted with oil colour.
    On the backside is written "16 Crown Street" and a name wich is very hard to read, the last name is "Carlson" but the surname is very hard to see.
    So it must have been taken in an english-speaking country.

    I'm so curious - what uniform is he wearing?

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Is it Wm ..... short for William?
    2. Katzl Katzl, 7 years ago
      vetraio50 - thank you so much for the love and comment!
      It could be... I will try to make one more photo of the text tomorrow..!
      It's really hard to read!
    3. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Probably UK-- I don't know uniforms outside of US very well, but that is where I would start a search.

      The medallion on his chest may narrow it down further.

      scott
    4. Kydur Kydur, 7 years ago
      Don't mean to be overly picky here, but "surname" and "last name" are the same thing! I think you meant that the first name is hard to see? The first name I thought I saw at first glance was "Egon" but I'm not sure the longer I look at it.
    5. southcop southcop, 7 years ago
      I think its either UK or Canada.Down Under cops dont wear breast badges per se.
      10-4 on the Info that it must have been taken in an english-speaking country.
    6. gluepot gluepot, 6 years ago
      Can you tell us what country it was purchased in, please?
    7. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Could this be a non military uniform? Like an old british polis uniform?

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