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    Double-armed New York 1/6th Plate Tintype. This fellow's narrow gaze and casual display of weaponry indicates that he meant business, by God. His jacket displays the shoulder straps characteristic of New York volunteer uniforms and it probably has State Seal buttons under the gilt. Regimental and company designations are on the kepi, however the angle makes it impossible to read them. This Yankee's belt rig is held in place by a beautiful sword belt plate having the letters "NY" in Old English script. Images of this plate are much rarer than those showing SNY ovals, which are scarce enough in their own right. The photographer gilded the edges of the plate, but fortunately restrained himself from covering the whole piece in gold paint. Tucked into the soldier's belt is a Remington revolver. Behind the firearm one can see the hilt of a large bowie knife. The surfaces of the image are superb, lacking the defects suffered by so many tintypes that have been poorly taken care of over the years. The case shows considerable wear on its high points and the front is separated. Overall a splendid military portrait enhanced by a positive state ID.

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