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Occupational tintype: tanner or glover, Gloversville New York, ca. 1890

Image of Occupational tintype: tanner or glover, Gloversville New York, ca. 1890

Two men are looking to a wooden barrel. The one on the lefts holds the barrel while stirring. The man on the right looks carefully, with his hands in his pockets.
They are probably glovers or tanners.

There is writing on a plate below the barrel. It's laterally reversed (due to the tintype technique) and upside down. Only the bottom of the text is readable: "D. Anderegg [?] Gloversville NY." The name Amiel D. Anderegg is mentioned in the 1891 city directory. He was listed as a glover.

These men are posing before a weird background. I can't see what or where it is.
Very fascinating and rare tintype with good contrast.

A rare and fascinating one with further research potential.

ca. 6 x 9 cm
Good condition: no bends, some normal wear from original presentation.

The 2nd scan is reversed to help reading.