Civil War Era Fife & Wagon Tin Type
Civil War Era Fife & Wagon Tin Type. Item 1: American Civil War era wooden fife or flute with engraved tin fittings on either end and an early tight rope repair at one end. 15-1/8" L. Item 2: Early American tin type depicting a horse drawn covered wagon with a dog in the front compartment and a large brick home in the background. 3-3/4" H x 3-1/4" W. Circa 1870. Provenance: Descended in a Virginia family.
Item 1: Fife with early repair on lower section. Item 2: Case broken at hinges.