Antique Carte de Visite (CDV) and Tintype of Young Boy


I believe these two photos are of the same young boy. The CDV or carte de visite was made by Tuttle of Belfast, Maine. Thank you to for the information on this photographer who lived from 1835-1901. He had a photography studio in the 1800s, which was advertised for sale in 1918. Tuttle also had a son who could have taken photographs for his father. The senior Tuttle reached the rank of Full Drum Major while serving in Maine's 13th Infantry regiment during the Civil War.

These two portraits are circa mid-1800s as the fashions dictate. Also, the CDV and tintype overlap in popularity during this era. Thank you to for the information on various types of early photography. Also noteworthy is Donna J. Abraham's book, The Way They Were: Dressed in 1860-1865 (Photographic Reference Volume 2).

The CDV is approximately 2 ⅜" x 4 and the tintype is 2 ⅜" x 2 ¼". The tintype is closest in size to the 1/9 tintype size plate that was popular at the time. Other sizes include 1/6 and ¼.

Please note the damage to the tintype, specifically at the upper portion (the two scratches) and the lower portion of the CDV.

Thank you for looking.


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