Civil War Tintypes

Confederate Private with his Sister

Tintype Union Soldier 


Because my photo research has centered around college science books I rarely get to see unique images appropriate for American history.   These four tintypes are a sample of a set of 1,000 Civil War portraits recently donated to the Library of Congress by the Liljenquist Family.  You can see more of them at http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/lilj/

Tintype of African American Union Soldier

Tintype of child  mourning for Civil War Dad


















 

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