Posted 10 years ago
At a camera show a couple years back, a small tintype caught my eye. I don’t usually collect pictures of anonymous people, but the image dealer and I mused if this could have been a saloon bartender by the look of his western attire of cowboy boots, vest, hat, watch fob, and what appears to be armbands under gathered shirtsleeves.
We didn’t come to any conclusions, but it was a lively and enjoyable conversation trying to guess who this person might be or his occupation (and that he could probably handle himself in a brawl).
But it's another nice 'go along' with the early tintype cameras in my collection.