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U.S. Tintype 1/9 Plate in Gutta Percha Case 

U.S. mid to late 1800s era picture of women sitting housed in nice 1860s-1880s small gutta percha case. Case in average worn and used condition and could be re-used to house a nice civil war era picture. Picture is a 1/9th plate (about 2 1/2" X 2") and case is approx 2 3/4" X 2 1/2".

The tintype saw the American Civil War come and go, documenting personal photos, soldier pictures, and typical scenery. 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-25