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9th Plate Tintype of Armed Gentleman
Item #: FDR15-028
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Here is a cool image. A 9th Plate tintype housed in a complete brown union case with a floral design on the outside. The case is in good condition.

The image itself has no creases or damage noted. He is in a seated pose with a target/hunting rifle over his shoulder which a nice patch box is displayed on the butt stock. He has on an overshirt and pipe in his mouth. Looking at his accoutrements you can see a powder horn hanging. Looking closer at his belt, you can see that his buckle is a Militia Belt Plate which was very popular in the 1840s - 1850's for independent companies, bands, Massachusetts and other New England troops of the era. It is plate 329 in American Military Belt Plates by O'Donnell and Campbell.

Upon closer investigation you can see a single shot derringer in his belt along with a side knife. I have attempted to capture these details in a close up screen shot when the images are blown up. Soldier, Hunter, Militia man - you can be the judge. I believe it was originally sold as a hunter - but its got some great content.

Shipping Weight: 1 lb
 $350.00 USD

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