Detail View: Digitization Portfolio Collection: Selected Examples of Print Images: U. S. Civil War soldier portrait

Resource Identifier: 
exwsdpc2photo01
Title: 
Portrait of M. W. Wilcox
Title: 
U. S. Civil War soldier portrait
Creator: 
Unknown photographer
Subject: 
Photographs
Subject: 
Positives (photographs)--United States--19th century
Subject: 
Direct positives--United States--19th century
Subject: 
Tintypes--United States--19th century
Subject: 
Portraits--United States--19th century
Subject: 
Photographs--United States--19th century
Description: 
Example of a tintype (also known as a ferrotype or melainotype), an early photographic process dating from 1856. This example is of a U.S. Civil War Union soldier from circa 1864, noted as being in Co. "G", 24th New York Calvary. The actual tintype measures approximately 2.5 x 4 inches, and from examination can be seen to be hand colored.
Source: 
M. W. Wilcox, Union Soldier. c1864, Courtesy of Paul Howell
Date Original: 
1864?
Rights Management: 
Rights retained by the original owner. Used with permission.. For additional information contact the Library Digitization Center project staff: (lib-dc@wmich.edu)
Contributing Institution: 
Western Michigan University Libraries, Digitization Center
Type: 
Image
Format: 
image/tiff
Format Extent: 
50,978.005 bytes
Digitization Specifications: 
3220w x 5269h pixels, 24 bit color, 48.6 MB, 1200 ppi, Microtek ScanMaker 1000XL
Image Width - cm: 
7
Image Height - cm: 
11