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    Posted 5 years ago

    betweenthe…
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    I love this tintype! I found it at our local consignment shop. What character the gentleman has! The size is approximately 4" x 2.5". I believe this to be an older tintype since the hat is not a true stovepipe as seen in later years but has curved sides and is styled like an Empire top hat. He could simply be a step behind fashions and it could be a later piece. No matter, I absolutely love it.

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    1. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 5 years ago
      He has a flair for the dramatic I think. Maybe be was an actor?
      I love him too. A lot!!
    2. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 5 years ago
      Thanks so much, PostCardCollector. He looks like an actor or perhaps a ringleader? :)
    3. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 5 years ago
      Bob Wilkes Booth
    4. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 5 years ago
      That's a good one, PoliticalPinbacks! There is a bit of a similarity to John. Thank you for the love, officialfuel, fortapache, SpiritBear, blunderbuss2, vetraio50, brunswick, and roddyq.
    5. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 5 years ago
      Ringleader at the circus. I was thinking that too. Somehow he sparkles in the "public eye"!
    6. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 5 years ago
      I would like to visit with him, he looks like a lot of fun--The life of every party!!
    7. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 5 years ago
      I agree, PostCardCollector, and yes, how wonderful it would be to visit with him! Thank you for the love, Wandlessfairy.
    8. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 5 years ago
      Thank you for the love, Caperkid.
    9. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Great character! The image probably dates from the 1870s as a loose tintype or possibly in a cdv mount. Any paper residue on the back?

      Not Booth!

      scott
    10. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 5 years ago
      Thank you, scottvez. Much appreciated! No paper residue.
    11. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 5 years ago
      Thank you, ho2cultcha and SEAN68.
    12. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Great Photo, my word, no doubt about it !
    13. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      Glad you like, Phil.
    14. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      Thank you for the love, Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse.
    15. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      Thank you for the love, MacDaddyRico.
    16. buckethead, 4 years ago
      This gentleman definitely has character!! :)
    17. madhatterpics madhatterpics, 1 year ago
      LOVE! He would be a perfect addition to my top hat tintype collection. I have over 200!

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