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Tintype portrait of a man on a workbench

Tintype portrait of a man on a workbench

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Description (Brief)
Occupational portrait; Tintype photograph of a man holding a chisel and a mallet while sitting on a work bench. The appears to be taken outside, and is tinted green in grass and tree areas of the back and foreground. The man is wearing workingman's clothes, boots, and a hat with an upturned brim. A saw and a corner are resting against a tree trunk directly behind the bench.
Currently not on view
Object Name
photograph, tintype
date made
ca. 1860s-1870s
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Occupation, general
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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