Artist unknown

1995.78.jpg

Description

Gentleman
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 ΒΌ inch high and 1 inch wide. The case of this tintype is relatively smaller, though.

Creator

Artist unknown

Source

Gift of Dr. Bancroft

Identifier

1995.78

Citation

Artist unknown, “Artist unknown,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed October 1, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/1444.