Plate: 8.9 x 6.4 cm (3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)
Case: 10 × 8.9 cm (3 15/16 × 3 1/2 in.)
The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Fund, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2012
Not on view
The only details presently known about this handsome, young Union sergeant wearing a striped bowtie and an imported English snake belt buckle derive from a small paper note found behind the portrait inside the thermoplastic case: “Uncle John Emery / brother of / Lucy King / buried at E. Concord / died in 1876 / buried at back in right corner.”
Inscription: Inscribed in ink on small paper note found with tintype: "Uncle John Emery // brother of // Lucy King // buried at E. Concord // died in 1876 // buried at back in right corner"
Medhurst & Company, Kansas City, MO
Per the vendor, a John Emery served in the 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry or the 2nd Ohio Infantry.