last half 19th C.
case: 3/4 x 5/8 in.
This gem tintype (image on tin) of a gentleman is housed within the slide locket of a bolo tie. Gem photographs were popular means to capture a miniature portrait of a loved one- each gem is roughly 1 ¼ inch high and 1 inch wide. The case of this tintype is relatively smaller, though.
Gift of Dr. Bancroft
Artist unknown, “Artist unknown,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed October 1, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/1444.