Mounted Cavalry Trooper Outdoor Sixth Plate Tintype
Mounted Cavalry Trooper, Outdoor Sixth Plate Tintype
An unidentified young private uniformed in shell jacket and kepi brandishes a Colt revolver while mounted on a rather shaggy looking roan. He wears a Model 1860 cavalry saber attached to the sword belt. The stripped down horse furniture minus the blanket and bags is seen to good effect. Good subject matter with location unknown.
The plate is damaged showing several areas of lost emulsion most noticeably at 5’o clock near the edge of the mat. Another piece has chipped away beneath the animal’s lower head and between the rear legs. The damage appears to be stable while the clarity is strong. Inexplicably, the plate has been secured on the back by cellophane tape. Housed in complete composition case.