1/6 Plate-Young doctor with his bag
1/6 Plate-Young doctor with his bag

A cool occupational tintype of a dapper dressed traveling doctor. My assumption that he is a traveling physician is based on the long leather tether dangling off his doctor bag. He would be able to strap this bag easily to the saddle on his horse or to the seat on his wagon. The set has a painted column with a statuary figure and one of the best wooden prop fences I have seen in a tin. $75

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1/6 Plate-Reclining over his buddy
1/6 Plate-Reclining over his buddy

Wow! What a incredible posed pair of gents wearing similar suits and tall fur hats. These two guys look extremely tall as well. A small bit of emulsion loss on the front gentleman's thigh. A must have tintype for any collection of unusual posed subjects or comical situations. $80

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1/6 Plate-Teacher and his student
1/6 Plate-Teacher and his student

My guess is this occupational tintype is of a violin student and his teacher or a vocalist and his accompanying violinist? I like the serious expressions on these two gents faces. A nice musical tin for anyone collecting this genre of tins. $95

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1/6 Plate-Gramps & child on US flag
1/6 Plate-Gramps & child on US flag

What? I mean why is this nice looking grandfather and grandchild placed upon an American Flag? Well, I don't have any idea, but it makes it rare! A typical ocean scene found in studios of boardwalk photographers of the time. Definitely a random set and one of the few desecrated US Flag tintypes I have ever seen. $195

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1/6 Plate-3 maids with their tools
1/6 Plate-3 maids with their tools

Three maids and their mop, broom and feather duster pose for this somewhat comical looking occupational image. I truly love the individualism of their hat choices. Slight diagonal crease on this tin, but still a great image. $65

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1/6 Plate-2 Acrobats/ Boxers/Circus?
1/6 Plate-2 Acrobats/ Boxers/Circus?

Wonderful image of two boxers? or acrobats? possibly circus strongmen? Calvin Klein or Fruit of the Loom should use this tintype in a modern commercial underwear advertisement. I would not want to fight the guy on the left, as he looks pretty tough. The gent on the right appears to be wearing a Championship belt above his trunks. Definitely two fit athletes wearing early sportswear and athletic shoes. $95

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1/6 Plate-A gent sharing photos
1/6 Plate-A gent sharing photos

When I initially spotted this tintype I assumed this was a doctor with his doctors bag open sharing medical images with his nurses. After examining this tin more closely, I now feel this distinguished gentleman is showing these ladies some of his highlights from traveling abroad. Note the extra photographers posing stand in the background & placement of his bowler hat on the floor. An interesting image which suggests some place outside of this photo, exactly what, we are not quite sure. $90

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1/6 Plate-Crossdresser
1/6 Plate-Crossdresser

I am 99% sure this is an image of a cross- dressing man; a popular theme during the tintype era. The other possibility is this a man dressed in costume for the theatre. A great wig, dress, corset, gloves, tights and wearing black slippers complete his outfit. The broad shoulders, large hands, exaggerated pose and how do I say kindly, "Horse Face", has lead me to this conclusion we have a man picture here. A must have for any tintype collector of tintypes with a humorous twist. $95

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1/6 Plate-Ladies in white with banjo
1/6 Plate-Ladies in white with banjo

Ok, although this tin has a bit more wear than most I have for sale, but you will not find another one with beautiful ladies in all white dresses and hats. Their corsages suggest these ladies are attending a special event. The image leads me to believe this is actually an occupational image of a musical trio accompanied by a super rare female banjo player for the time. A really nice composition and a fantastic image containing an early American banjo. $360

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1/6 Plate-Carnies in carnival ride
1/6 Plate-Carnies in carnival ride

I was immediately drawn to these chaps who seem so naturally posed inside what I perceive to be part of a carnival ride basket. If I am right, could these two be Carnies who ran the amusement ride? Did they detach the rattan seat from the rest of the ride and bring it over to the photographer seaside studio? I will let the next owner come up with their interpretation of this whimsical image of two nicely dressed gentlemen wearing matching caps. A very sharp tintype, in super condition. $100

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1/6 Plate-4 Gents in car with a dog
1/6 Plate-4 Gents in car with a dog

Who is the star of this tin? My bet is on the perky-eared Jack Russell in the middle of this image. I like how the photographer's focus is not on the four men paying for this tintype, but shared between the dog and the awesome horseless carriage. The terrier seems to be wearing a bandana around his neck. We don't see headlights like this on cars today, but this image is a fine example. A wonderful dog image for the seasoned animal collector. $195

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1/6 Plate-Woman with dog and parasol
1/6 Plate-Woman with dog and parasol

A super tintype of a woman with her Cairn Terrier or Toto dog on a long leash. Besides the unusual backdrop of a botanical garden, what makes this tin incredible is the beautiful tinting on this ladies Japanese parasol and the pink bow on her pooches collar. I am also amazed by the sharpness of the image from foreground to background. Maybe my favorite dog tin I have ever owned. $395

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Full Plate-A girl with two dolls
Full Plate-A girl with two dolls

A collector of girls with dolls would be in heaven if they could display this full plate tintype ( 7" X 10") among their doll collection. A extremely rare sized image of this genre and fully tinted make this image a great collectable for tintype or doll collectors. The backside has a few old pieces of tape where it had been attached somehow in a long gone frame. Incredible painterly detail and in exceptional condition. $600

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1/2 Plate-Gent giving the finger
1/2 Plate-Gent giving the finger

Maybe he was or maybe he wasn't flipping someone off but, I like to think he is... The somewhat handsome, yet tough dude was captured on a half plate ferrotype (approximately 5" X 7"). There is a nice vignette framing the top of the image. Super contrast and sharpness complete this 1/2 plate. $125

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1/2 Plate-Afro American gentleman
1/2 Plate-Afro American gentleman

I find this half plate (5" X 7") tintype very engaging. Their is something deeper in the eyes of this African American man who is smartly dressed in suit and tie. A great portrait for any collector of tintypes or a collector of Black American history. In amazing condition with rich tones this tin displays very well. $195

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Full Plate-Tinted siblings on sofa
Full Plate-Tinted siblings on sofa

Check out these two nicely dressed children sitting sweetly on a somewhat vibrant red sofa & blueish-gray background. These sweet siblings have been posed & fully tinted by a talented photographer. Note: After scanning this image, I realized this is a copy tintype blown up to a full plate size when I spotted the tack at bottom right of the couch. A wonderful full plate in a black wooden frame and wired to be hung with the rest of your highly tinted full plates. $115

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