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Posted 5 years ago

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Tintype of a man wearing suit. The tintype is on clear glass. Underneath the tintype drawn in the case is a picture of a man wearing a hat. Any ideas on who the drawing could be of?


  1. pickrknows pickrknows, 5 years ago
  2. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    If the image itself is on glass, then it is an ambrotype-- same era as cased tintypes.

    Interesting character drawn in the case!

  3. Jonah812, 5 years ago
    Yeah I thought maybe Napoleon or maybe a Civil War general or something. What year are ambrotypes from?
  4. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    In the US they had a lifespan from about 1854 until the end of the Civil War (1865).

    I don't see Napoleon (beard would be wrong) or a Civil War general (no rank). The Chapeau does suggest military but was also worn by Fraternal groups. It could just as easily be a book/ play character.

  5. Jonah812, 5 years ago
    Ok thanks for the info

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