This is a very interesting tintype image of a very young boy wearing a military style uniform with gold tinting. He's wearing a shako type cap (From 1800 on, the shako became a common military headdress of many regiments in many armies.), knapsack on back, and holding something at port arms... rifle, stick, hard to tell?! The focus is a bit soft but the image has nice tonal contrast. Itís in good condition, just minor light age wear to surface, with no bends or cracks.
The photograph come in a full geometric leather case with new inner and outer hinges (satisfaction guaranteed), a crisp and clean brass mat and preserver, and a very nice velvet trim pad.