Neff's Patent 1856 Melainotype Tintype 1/6 Plate Melainotype Two Young Boys Photo Image 1800s Civil War Period Children Photograph


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A nice Neff's melainotype tintype stamped Neff's of two young boys in well dressed suits with rose tinted cheeks, the older boy has a watch fob that has been gold colored.

This is a melainotype tintype and is stamped on the top edge "MELAINOTYPE PLATE FOR NEFF'S PAT FEB 56", which according to the Dag Society dates the piece after March 1857 to 1860. The stamp is photoed but quite difficult to see and capture on camera.

Measurements: 1/6 plate image in a case that measures approx. 3 1/2" x 3 1/8".

Image has pitting, case has broken hinge but clasp is intact and works.


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