I found a tintype in the antique shop in Brainerd Minnesota.
It looks like this gentleman in a long heavy coat and hat is all ready for cold weather.
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What a neat image this one is! That's a great coat and hat, and the man probably was quite handsome in person. Tintypes were widely made for several decades, and the majority of images on tintypes are reversed but whether or not this one is a reversed image is anybody's guess. Some people "go by" which way shirts, coats, etc. are buttoned but the "rules" of such things in the 1800s were not as firmly established and followed as some people now want to believe.
Interesting expression on the subject of this photo.I was surprised you were able to get such a good scan of a tin type. I have a couple, and they are next to impossible to see the details on. Yours bears quite a few signs of wear, too, it seems.
You will need that coat today. I understand Walker, MN was -26 this morning while we were just a few degrees below zero here four hundred fifty miles to the southeast.
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