Anonymous, American Tintype Portrait of an American Express Messenger Used as his ID Pass
Photo Date Late 1850's
Dimensions 3 x 2.5 in. (76 x 64 mm)
Photo Country United States (USA)
Photographer Country United States (USA)
Contact Charles Schwartz
About This Image
This is a tintype portrait of a young man who worked as an American Express messenger with his signed American Express Co., Chicago, Fond du Lac & St. Paul RR messenger pass pasted on the back. The Chicago, Fond du Lac & St. Paul Railroad was only around for 4 years before being acquired by the Great North Western Railway.
This is an extremely rare piece. Tintype has some damage (visible in scan) due to occupational use.
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