Union Cavalry Soldier CDV Size Tintype
Union Cavalry Soldier CDV Size Tintype – This is a fine example of a Union cavalryman, depicted in a CDV size tintype, in a half case. He is wearing his issue shell jacket, M1851 sword belt and plate, and holding his M1860 light cavalry saber. He stands in front of a great studio backdrop, painted showing a fort, which is adorned with a cannon. The plate is somewhat scratched, but the image, overall, is in great shape; it is housed in a half case, in the rarer CDV configuration, with its original glass and gilded, decorative surround.