1860s ‘uncle’ John Randolph. CDV. Private Collection.
This handsome fellow with the small smile came on a CDV with the beautiful design around the vignette portrait. His name is written in pencil on the back. Was he of the famed Randolph family of Virginia?
I wonder if his bowtie was a patriotic red and white.
John Randolph CDV with the intricate chandelier-like frame design.
1870s-1880s Man in drag. Private Collection.
I got hold of this unique tintype by pure luck…Those are very rare as you can imagine. No bowler or high collar on this cross-dresser but a huge bowtie over a fur coat, a woman’s hat with side gemstones and a confident smile. An amazing find.