This tintype is known as an occupational. It was common during the latter part of the 19th Century to have images taken showing one's occupation. This tintype and case date to approximately 1880. The tintype is sixth plate size, measuring 3 3/4" by 3 1/4". It shows three men all holding tools. The seated gent in the middle is holding some sort of drill. The men on either side look like they have wheels by their sides and one is holding a hammer - probably woodworkers.
The tintype is houses in a deep brown leather case with double working latches. Both front and back cover have an overall floral design. The inside cover is red velvet.
The image is in good clear condition. The case is in overall good condition, however there are a few wear spots on the velvet and the spine has been professionally repaired.
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