This is one of those tintypes that makes me smile. The gentleman looks so victorian with his mustache, but the backdrop here’s the real star and the reason why I added this one to my collection. It’s just so quaint!
The backdrop of the house with the tree looks right out of a fable. I almost can see Red Riding Hood prancing out of the front porch. And the made-up fence with the ivy pot brings it all together and gives the whole image a 3D effect. Here I’m not sure if the gentleman is wearing a collar at all.
All in all, the photographer’s artist gave his backdrop and props a lot of thought, and it came out wonderful!