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U.S. Civil War Tintype - 1/6 Plate 

U.S. Civil War Tintype of two soldiers housed in case.  Case in average worn and used condition with crack section near edge that appears to be repaired  Case is marked on interior underneath picture insert area: Genuine Union Case, Improved, Fine Gilt and Burnished Hinge, Scovill Mf'g Co.  Size of image is a 1/6 plate, size about 3 1/4" X 2 3/4" with names on back.  The tintype saw the American Civil War come and go, documenting the soldier and different battle scenes. It also captured scenes from the Wild West. The tintype is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal coated with a dark lacquer or enamel and used as the support for the photographic emulsion. Tintypes enjoyed their greatest use during the 1860s and 1870s.

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Item # CWP-23