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Tintypes72 of 227I Just Received A Gift From My Grandson..A TINTYPE.Occupational trunk maker tintype c. 1870s
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    Posted 4 years ago

    scottvez
    (882 items)

    This is a great group of characters found in an 1870s era tintype.

    The one many is missing his leg, but appears pretty active with his peg leg. In his belt he carries a tomohawk, large skinning knife and a long stem clay pipe. I don't know if he was a former soldier, victim of an animal attack
    or how exactly he lost that leg!

    The others in the group appear to be his "running partners"-- not sure just what these guys were involved in.

    scott

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    Comments

    1. Recordmantime, 4 years ago
      Cool pic Scott........
    2. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks much for looking record!

      scott
    3. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 4 years ago
      The guy in the top hat looks SOOO out of place there. Quite a rugged bunch they are. Very interesting...You should have it made into a poster and sell them online--You'd make a bunch~!
    4. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 4 years ago
      It also appears that his right hand was mauled or burnt or something...doesn't look right to me. Tough times in those days!
    5. inky inky, 4 years ago
      Wouldn't want to meet this lot in a dark alley..a really great photo!...:-)
    6. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Such an interesting photo!!!
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Now, that is one very cool pic!! Some rough looking characters there. I love the wicked looking prosthetic leg.
    8. frank1956 frank1956, 4 years ago
      Nice photo Scott!!
    9. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks much loumanal-- I think his hand is just resting in an odd way.

      scott
    10. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks Thomas-- poses such as this are very common in 19th century groupings of family members/ workers, etc...

      I wish that there were some identifying marks or documentation that told the "story".

      scott
    11. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks for looking buss and gatekeeper.

      scott
    12. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks official.

      scott
    13. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      total oddball group! i like the shirt of the guy w/ the prosthetic leg.
    14. wickencrafts wickencrafts, 4 years ago
      and my old top hat

      lol

      WOW What an honest image
      I hope you enjoy it as much as your fans do

      b
    15. oldworlde, 4 years ago
      I love this! This is really a great photo, and it's so interesting to see the guy without a leg, and how they essentially made a prosthetic leg for him, wow!
    16. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks cultcha, crafts and oldworlde!

      scott
    17. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      What an interesting group of men Scott! I love it!
    18. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thank rick-- appreciate you looking and taking the time to comment!

      scott
    19. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks tassie, scott, and peggy!

      scott
    20. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks much tom!

      scott
    21. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks rade and trunkman.

      scott
    22. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      Wow...Looks like some tough chain-Gang type of Guys !!
    23. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks rose-- appreciate you looking and commenting!

      scott
    24. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks peggy!

      scott
    25. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks hyp!

      scott
    26. runcible.spoon, 4 years ago
      The guy in the white suit is the boss. He runs a tough crew of hard men who trade with natives for beaver furs. The furs are made into beaver fur top hats, an example of which he is wearing. The guy on the left, his best trader, was mauled by an angry wolverine. He fought it off with his tomahawk. He has finally recovered, and they have been at rough and tumble bar drinking to his survival, and decided to get a photo taken together to commemorate it. The wolverine was skinned and stuffed, and sits above the bar. Two of them are named Charlie, and the others are Bill and Angus.
    27. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Good story-- I see those type of stories often presented as facts when these type of images are offered for sale.

      Thanks for looking and posting!

      scott
    28. roddyq roddyq, 3 years ago
      The two standing look like they are related.
    29. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Could be roddy-- thanks for looking and commenting.

      scott
    30. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Thanks for looking radegunder.

      scott
    31. MALKEY MALKEY, 3 years ago
      Smashing piccy love the detail of the characters thanks for sharing Scott
    32. Gillian, 3 years ago
      Where'd his left hand go?
    33. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
      now that i've been looking at it for awhile, i see quite a resemblance in the three on the left. i think they are related. the other guy could be too, but maybe not.
    34. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Thanks cultcha-- could be related. I usually steer clear of facial comparisons-- it can lead to a famous ID!

      scott
    35. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Thanks malkey-- appreciate you looking and commenting.

      scott
    36. Padit, 3 years ago
      No matter what their story is, can't say their a trusting group.
    37. Techo61 Techo61, 2 years ago
      Interesting characters indeed! I’m sure they have a few stories to tell.
    38. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 2 years ago
      Five years after the end of the Civil War so I’m guessing A War injury ...
      Injured man Has learned to
      have everything with him so
      He won’t have to get up ,to get anything
    39. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 2 years ago
      The person taking the picture sure was steady I would have been shaking in my boots looking a that group!!!!
    40. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks for looking vinyl and stuff.

      scott
    41. keramikos keramikos, 2 years ago
      scottvez, Fascinating.

      That man with only one leg looks pretty robust otherwise. Probably wouldn't want to cross him in an alley.

      As Vynil33rpm suggests, he might have lost his leg in the Civil War. Apparently, the commonest cause of wounds was the Minié ball, and the most typical treatment was amputation:

      http://www.civilwarmed.org/surgeons-call/amputation1/
    42. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks for looking keramikos.

      Certainly could be a Civil War injury.

      scott

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