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#4390 - Interesting Three Tintype Set from Danville, PA.
Here is a neat set of three tintypes from an estate in Danville, Pennsylvania. The first is 1/6th plate of a bearded man in an overcoat and heavy gloves who looks like a pensive Jeff Bridges. Great clarity & contrast. No ID. The next is a 1/6th plate of a bearded man next to a young brunette in long bottle curls. They have pink tinted cheeks. Contrast & clarity are good but there is some crackalure to the emulsion & minor bends to the plate. Surface is not flaking or bubbled-up. The gal wears a big gold ring on her index finger but not yet a wedding ring. Are they bethroded or simply siblings?
Last and most intriguing comes a 1/9th plate tin of a Union soldier. It is scratched, dirty, faded and hard to see very well... but the face and hair style seem to closely resemble those of the bearded gent who sits beside the lady in the sixth plate. It is likely a later image of the samje man as a Union private. Who were they? There are no ID's... Perhaps someone could one day solve the mystery... or maybe a mystery is sometimes the way things were meant to be left...
All Three for one price. The sixth plates come in leatherette cases with new tape on spines. The 1/9th plate of soldier has mats but no case... Set sold as is.
|Type: preserved | Condition: Very Good+ | Price: $155.00|
Shipping & Handling: $8.00
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