Rarity is a word that is loosely and often indiscriminately tossed around in this business. In this case the word seems to grossly under estimate the significance of this image. Such is the case of this occupational tintype photograph showing a Telegrapher Operator, in my many years of collecting never had a similar image in any medium of this occupation which is portrayed as a Telegrapher.
Siting next to him is a cigar smoking outlaw with a purpose.
This image came out of an Indiana Civil War photo album identified to the Shelton family which I will include in this purchase.
Image measures 2 ½ x 4 inches.