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    John Wilkes Booth: A Scarce Tintype Portrait. While there are numerous varieties of cartes de visite depicting Lincoln's assassin, we have encountered only a few which incorporate a tintype image. The photograph is displayed through an oval opening surrounded by embossed decoration. The tintype itself is actually rectangular and measures 20mm x 27mm. The portrait itself is in pristine condition, while the mount shows light "aging". The original paper covering on reverse, which secured the back of the tintype, is now missing.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2007
    26th-27th Monday-Tuesday
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