Cased tintype (ferrotype) of unidentified soldier in Civil War era uniform, with epaulets. Shako style hat. Large, ornate letter "C" on his belt buckle. A tintype, also known as a ferrotype, is a photograph made by creating a direct positive image on a thin sheet of metal coated with a dark lacquer or enamel and used as the support for the photographic emulsion. They were popular in the 1860’s and 1870’s. Ca. 1860, item # 2001.0703.75, 9 x 7 cm., cased.
U.S. History, 1815-1861, Military uniforms, Civil War Soldiers, Military schools