This wonderful dog was very patient so that his picture could be taken by the photographer. These tintypes. dating from the 19th Century, (circa 1880's) needed up to a couple of minutes for the subject to sit still. Pretty hard for a dog. He looks to be of medium size and is sitting on a Victorian fringed chair, likely at the photography studio. Remember, photography at this time was expensive and usually only reserved for people, so animal images are rare.
The photo has been placed in a dark brown embossed leather case with a red velvet pad, and double latch closure, and has a replaced leather spine. It is sixth plate size, measuring 3 3/4" by 3 1/4". Both case and tin are in good vintage condition. I've taken the listing photographs of the dog both with and without flash, as these images are somewhat difficult to photograph without reflections or distortion while still under glass in their image packets.
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