Posted 5 years ago
An unusual occupational tintype. This loose tintype image depicts a trunk maker or someone who "enhanced" others trunks.
Based on the format and photographers backdrop, I would think that this is an 1870s image-- maybe a trunk collector will be able to add more based on the trunk?
The trunk itself is a dome top and it appears that elaborate decorative pieces have been applied.
I have a good general understanding of 19th century trunks, but would appreciate one (or more) of the CW trunk collectors feedback on the trunk. If it is a standard production piece maybe someone is familiar with the trunk company that produced it. To me it appears to be a "step up" from what I typically see on the market.
Thanks for any and all help!