Baked Goods Delivery
Whole plate tintype circa 1880s giving view of man in two-horse bakery or baked goods delivery wagon, posed on grassy lawn with a white house and fence in distance behind. The signage on the side of wagon reads "L. B. White / Mansfield / Plain & Fancy / Groceries / Cakes and Pastry." Print size 6.5 x 8.5 inches (16x21 cm). Price: $325. ( Inventory# id788 )
As usual, image is laterally reversed by the tintype process, in last close-up image below image is laterally corrected to make sign right-reading. Plate has remains of paper tape on reverse, indicating that it was originally housed in a frame.
CONDITION: Plate has shallow bending, wear, and fly specks. Surface of emulsion has fine crazing, which is exaggerated in the scans by light from my scanner. Otherwise image seems solid and in fine condition. This appears to be a "chocolate" tintype, where the dark tones are rendered by a chocolate-like dark brown tone.
Last updated July 5, 2017