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Tintypes79 of 234I Just Received A Gift From My Grandson..A TINTYPE.Occupational trunk maker tintype c. 1870s
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    Posted 5 years ago

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    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.


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    1. Recordmantime, 5 years ago
      Cool pic Scott........
    2. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks much for looking record!

    3. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 5 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, 5 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, 5 years ago
      Wouldn't want to meet this lot in a dark alley..a really great photo!...:-)
    6. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Such an interesting photo!!!
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Now, that is one very cool pic!! Some rough looking characters there. I love the wicked looking prosthetic leg.
    8. frank1956 frank1956, 5 years ago
      Nice photo Scott!!
    9. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks much loumanal-- I think his hand is just resting in an odd way.

    10. scottvez scottvez, 5 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".

    11. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks for looking buss and gatekeeper.

    12. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks official.

    13. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      total oddball group! i like the shirt of the guy w/ the prosthetic leg.
    14. wickencrafts wickencrafts, 5 years ago
      and my old top hat


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

    15. oldworlde, 5 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, 5 years ago
      Thanks cultcha, crafts and oldworlde!

    17. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      What an interesting group of men Scott! I love it!
    18. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thank rick-- appreciate you looking and taking the time to comment!

    19. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks tassie, scott, and peggy!

    20. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks much tom!

    21. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks rade and trunkman.

    22. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      Wow...Looks like some tough chain-Gang type of Guys !!
    23. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks rose-- appreciate you looking and commenting!

    24. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks peggy!

    25. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks hyp!

    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!

    28. roddyq roddyq, 4 years ago
      The two standing look like they are related.
    29. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Could be roddy-- thanks for looking and commenting.

    30. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks for looking radegunder.

    31. MALKEY MALKEY, 4 years ago
      Smashing piccy love the detail of the characters thanks for sharing Scott
    32. Gillian, 4 years ago
      Where'd his left hand go?
    33. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 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, 4 years ago
      Thanks cultcha-- could be related. I usually steer clear of facial comparisons-- it can lead to a famous ID!

    35. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks malkey-- appreciate you looking and commenting.

    36. Padit, 4 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.

    41. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks for looking keramikos.

      Certainly could be a Civil War injury.


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