1/6 Plate-A man with his pooch
1/6 Plate-A man with his pooch

The sixth plate image is the epitome of "Man's best friend". Here this handsome gentleman is sharply captured with his sweet dog. I love the way the dog has been posed awkwardly on the young mans lap. I have to say the gentleman's tall boots and the chaise lounge take a close second to this awesome portrait of a man with his canine buddy. Tinting applied to his face completes this fantastic image. $195

1/6 Plate-Siblings with their toys
1/6 Plate-Siblings with their toys

A brother with drum and his sister along side her stroller with her favorite doll are captured in this unusual image. Scratches and slight center crease are the only flaws to this wonderful tintype of children with toys of a different era... No video games here! A great image for the vintage toy or doll collector. $65

1/6 Plate-A girl on a large tricycle
1/6 Plate-A girl on a large tricycle

I've never seen this massive tricycle pictured anywhere on another tintype; a rare wheeled invention of the late 1800's. I like the landscape painting backdrop as well as the photographer's attempt at fake grass over the wood floor in his studio. She is wearing a nice dress and straw hat with possibly a flower in her belt? I really wonder how you peddle or steer this contraption? A very sharp tin with nice contrast. $100

1/6 Plate-A boy on a rocking horse
1/6 Plate-A boy on a rocking horse

He looks confident holding the reigns and sporting his riding attire. This boy looks to have ridden a rocking horse a few times in his day. A sweet face with tinting applied makes this little guy that much sweeter. A very good example of a much loved toy from this period. The photographer did a great job of freezing this boys portrait on a not so steady prop. $95

1/6 Plate-Sweet girl with long locks
1/6 Plate-Sweet girl with long locks

Here we have a pretty lass with beautiful long locks of hair standing in front of a backdrop of a body of water and gazebo. Some emulsion loss on the background is the only flaw to this nice image. Her cheeks are toned a nice warm pink. A great addition to anyone who has a vintage collection of long tendrils of hair. $65

1/6 Plate-A boy with a doll
1/6 Plate-A boy with a doll

A boy is captured sitting on the rear of a photographers posing chair and holding a nice contrasting doll. Boys of the era wore similar dresses as girls, however, it is rare to find one of them holding a doll. I love the simplicity of this image with unusual vignetted frame at the top of the image. A striking tintype in nice condition, good sharpness and unique subject matter for a male child. $95

1/6 Plate-Girl with a small doll
1/6 Plate-Girl with a small doll

It must have been winter...as this sweet girl wears her outerwear and a hat inside this photographer's studio. She holds a small doll placed in the center of a table with an incredible tablecloth that has nicely embroidered flowers. Unfortunately, this tin had a pretty severe crease in the middle with a line of emulsion loss near her elbow. There are also two dimples. I still think the life of this tin is strong, especially for the avid antique doll collector or lover of this subject matter. $70

1/6 Plate-A boy in a wagon with whip
1/6 Plate-A boy in a wagon with whip

I can imagine this little guy wanting to be pulled for a ride in this "old-school" wagon and maybe using his whip to get his way. What do you think? A charming tin that has it all; a cute boy, a wagon, a beautiful painted backdrop, props and full tonal range with a great exposure. $60

1/6 Plate-Dudes in a humorous duel
1/6 Plate-Dudes in a humorous duel

One of my favorite confrontational images between two fellas. Here we have two men from what appears to be different sides of the fence. Each hold their pistols, real or prop, in a way that suggests they are acting out a comedic duel; definitely not the typical way people who are around guns hold their firearms. Their absurd closeness is extremely humorous. Each man has the photographers posing stands beneath their feet. I have not seen a tin quite like it before or since, an awesome photo. $250

1/6 Plate-Cartoon man in donkey cart
1/6 Plate-Cartoon man in donkey cart

A cartoon tintype of a man with a funny hat placing his head over a comic story board. The scene is one of the more common of this genre, a silly man riding in a cart pulled by an ass, toting an umbrella and whip. A small black cat chases after the donkey cart. I read a photographer named Cassius Coolidge actually patented this comic tintype style (patented 1874-95), that appeared in fairs and carnivals. A nice example of this type of tin. $95

1/6 Plate-Group of chain smokers
1/6 Plate-Group of chain smokers

We have seen a group of men smoking cigars before, however, you don't get this size group all sporting a cigarette. A wonderfully posed image which adds to the overall composition. Another funny tintype image in super condition. $65

1/6 Plate-Cartoon of man on goat
1/6 Plate-Cartoon of man on goat

Another cartoon tintype of a man with a funny hat placing his head over a comic story board. The scene has a gentleman wearing a mushed down top hat and riding this wonderful comical goat. I read a photographer named Cassius Coolidge actually patented this comic tintype style (patented 1874-95), that appeared in fairs and carnivals. A nice example of this type of tin. $115

1/6 Plate-Cartoon man in donkey cart
1/6 Plate-Cartoon man in donkey cart

A cartoon tintype of a man with a funny hat placing his head over a comic story board. The scene depicted is another version of the man driving a donkey cart with the cat in close pursuit. I read a photographer named Cassius Coolidge actually patented this comic tintype style (patented 1874-95), that appeared in fairs and carnivals. A nice example of this type of tin with lower contrast. $75

1/6 Plate-Man sitting cross legged
1/6 Plate-Man sitting cross legged

I took this tintype out of my collection reluctantly as I am enamored by how relaxed this carnival looking barker sits upon a stool or chair cross-legged. I dig his mustache he wears as well as the vest and boater. I would say his trade could also be a bartender, gambling dealer or even a tintype photographer as he also wears the common armbands at his elbows from these particular trades. $145

1/6 Plate-A dog on a table
1/6 Plate-A dog on a table

A perfect tin! I like to think his name was Rin-Tin-Tin, ha! The photographer freezes this pooch lying down patiently with it's front paws crossed. This Pug-Mix poses atop a table inside the studio. The photographer has nicely composed this person's pet within the frame, for a very successful result. A well behaved dog looks off camera most likely for reassurance from its owner. $125

1/6 Plate Penny-farthing gentleman
1/6 Plate Penny-farthing gentleman

Look how this high wheel bike is up to this gentleman shoulders. It gives you an idea how difficult this early form of transportation must have been. You have to love the pose and the typical attire of these early Penny-farthing experts. A strong outdoor painted backdrop completes this image. Super tonal range and contrast snapped by this tintype photographer. $195

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