Tintype Portrait of a Union Soldier

Description
This tintype depicts a portrait of a Union artilleryman. The insignia on his coat and had have been painted gold and his cheeks have been tinted pink. An order issued by the U.S. War Department in 1858 called for enlisted men to receive each year one dress hat such as the Hardee hat this man is wearing and a fatigue or forage cap.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
photograph
tintype
date made
1860s
Physical Description
metal (photograph material)
velvet (lining material)
plastic (case material)
place made
United States
ID Number
PG*75.17.187
catalog number
75.17.187
accession number
322775
subject
Civil War
Portraits
Army
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Military
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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