Original U.S. Civil War Unidentified Confederate CSA Soldier in Uniform - “Ninth Plate” Tintype
Here on offer is an original U.S. Civil War Confederate soldier “ninth plate” framed tintype.
This framed "ninth plate" (2 x 2.5 inch) tintype portrait shows an unidentified young Confederate States of America, CSA soldier, in uniform with his cap.
The image has been hand-coloured, with pink face cheeks and dark highlights to the neck collar tabs and cap.
The image is behind glass and held in place by an ornate gilt brass inner frame, that is embossed with intricate designs and surrounded by a thin frame made from a velvet material.
The outer frame is made from leather covered wood that is moulded on back with decorative designs. There is a small ring attached to the top so it can be hung up.
The tintype surface does show a lot of emulsion crazing but the image of the soldier still displays very well.
Tintypes, originally known as or ferrotypes or melainotypes, were invented in the 1850s and continued to be produced into the 20th century.
The photographic emulsion was applied directly to a thin sheet of iron coated with a dark lacquer or enamel, which produced a unique positive image.
Like the ambrotype, tintypes were often hand-coloured. Customers purchased cases, frames, or paper envelopes to protect and display their images.
Primarily used for portraiture, each photo is a unique camera-exposed image and was available in the following standard-sizes.
- Imperial or Mammoth Plate - Larger than 6.5 x 8.5 inches
- Whole Plate - 6.5 x 8.5 inches
- Half Plate - 4.25 x 5.5 inches
- Quarter Plate - 3.25 x 4.25 inches
- Sixth Plate - 2.75 x 3.25 inches
- Ninth Plate - 2 x 2.5 inches
- Sixteenth Plate - 1.5 x 1.75 inches
The most common size was the sixth plate, so this ninth plate image is a less commonly encountered size.
The frame containing the tin type measures 2.9” (7.5cm) by 2.5” (6.2cm) and it weighs 37g.
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