Who might this lad be? Tintype identification-help please!


Jul 27, 2021
Hi all,
New to the forum-signed up to see if any enthusiasts could possibly help with putting some history on a tintype I got off of eBay. I’ve been into antiques collecting all my life, but have never dabbled in the world of collecting military images until now.

The nearest I can guess is this lad is some sort of academy cadet, but that’s just a preliminary theory. I definitely don’t think he’s the “woman in cloak” that was advertised, and that’s why I bid on the auctionthe thrill of the information hunt!

Anyway, thanks in advance for any info!