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Anonymous: hunter with his dog loading rifle, ca. 1860

Image of Anonymous: hunter with his dog loading rifle, ca. 1860

A bearded hunter is loading (or cleaning) his blackpowder rifle. He looks in the camera while doing this. His 'poire à poudre' (powder flask) is hanging on his middle.
The man wears very high boots and a nice hat.

Beautiful to see the dog lying on the floor. An occupational tintype with many details!

This 4th plate is made in a crude and simple studio. The backdrop panels are clearly visible. Portrait could be made by an itinerant photographer.

Housed in a half case, ca. 12 x 9,5 cm
Despite some spots and soiling the image is of great contrast. Light bends.

Rare and beautiful image!