String Band Tintype
Photographer unknown, probably 1870s
Vintage Tintype, 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”
Here a string ensemble poses in an outdoor setting, possibly a church yard, with seven violins, one guitar and two ’cellos. The men’s town coats, hats, and tied cravats are consistent with American fashions of the 1870s. This tintype was acquired from an antique dealer in Virginia, so it’s possible the picture originated from that part of the country. No further details are known.