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Beautiful Civil War era tintype of African American Couple

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JImam's loves54 of 5422Native American Zuni Turquoise and Sterling JewleryGI Joe Green Beret Number 5 Circa 1968
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    Posted 2 years ago

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    This is an unusual Sixth plate tintype with an affectionate young couple.

    It is very unusual to find couples in this era showing any sort of affection. The typical pose will show a man seated with the wife standing behind.

    The photographer has added slight blush to both of their cheeks and some gold tint to the buttons and jewelry.

    This is a true sixth plate and not a loose image recently mounted in a case, as is often done today to add value. The mat scrapes/ ring attest to this image being cased since it was made in the 1860s.

    While it would look great housed in a full case, the photographers numbering "0690" on the plate and case back also affirms this was originally cased.

    Reproduction of my images in any form is prohibited.


    1. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      This is wonderful Scott :-)
    2. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks much tassie-- I appreciate you taking the time to look and comment.

    3. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks obscure and bratjdd.

    4. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks jlmam and gatekeeper.

    5. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 2 years ago
      so sweet with holding hands....
    6. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks--appreciate you looking and commenting kiva!

    7. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks racer and vetraio.

    8. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks freon and nobucks.

    9. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks for looking poire.

    10. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks coopergirl.


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