TOOLS OF THEIR TRADE & REFRESHMENTS TINTYPE $300. USD

The manner in which their tools and equipment are laid out indicates an artist was involved, and likely the photographer. This is not "Man holds tool." This is a deliberate setup, trying to impart a casual display. Itís an occupational tintype with a twist: bottles of wine on the table.

SIZE. Approximately 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches.
CONDITION. Faint diagonal bend, mostly in the space at the bottom, but barely visible. There is a blemish on one manís knee, where emulsion is missing. The patch, on the same manís sleeve, is his clothing and not the image. Minimal surface wear. Very good condition.
APPEARANCE. Great content. Artful composition. Very good contrast. Nice sheen to the plate.