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    Sixth Plate Tintype Possibly of Civil War Era Firemen. Sixth plate tintype in embossed leather case. It depicts two seated men wearing tunics or bib shirts with the number 20 inscribed (appearing in reverse). Image is slightly dark but in excellent condition. This is an intriguing piece, inasmuch as the subjects do not wear leather firemen's helmets or belts and we have never heard of any hose companies from this period that were numbered this high. 19th-century hose companies typically have single digits. Accordingly, for the time being, our attribution is tentative.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    24th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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