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    Posted 2 months ago

    tintyper
    (99 items)

    This is a 1/6th plate tintype from CA 1864 of a young boy, that was recently found in rural
    Maryland. What is the object that he is holding? Something for school?
    Hard images like this have an appeal to me, even if they have no direct connection
    to the Civil War.

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    Comments

    1. scottvez scottvez, 2 months ago
      GREAT ambrotype!!

      Looks to be some sort of folk art painting with a man playing the banjo.

      Very interesting image with some value.

      Thanks for sharing this unusual image.

      scott
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 months ago
      i've seen that toy before. i think it's a paper toy and you can make the figures dance by pulling on tabs on the bottom.
    3. tintyper, 2 months ago
      Thank you both!
      It is a tintype, and in the case, of course, it really dates back.
    4. scottvez scottvez, 2 months ago
      Sorry-- the emulsion made me think ambrotype. I need to pay more attention to the description!

      scott
    5. tintyper, 2 months ago
      Scott,

      No problem.
      I have collected CW hard images since 1982, and sometimes I am still mistaken
      about whether an image is a tintype or an ambrotype until I remove it from it's case!
      Unfortunately I was very ill in 2002, and my Dr. told us I would likely soon
      be dead, or brain dead, and so I sold off most of my better images. But when
      I realized that I was going to live, I began to collect again.
      tintyper
    6. scottvez scottvez, 2 months ago
      Glad you're still here! And thanks for collecting/ sharing images-- this one is a real gem.

      scott

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