Men in tights
Hilarious cdv-size tintype (2 3/8 x 3 3/8”) of two men posed in tights. It appears they have been fencing, but upon close examination this seems to be a home-made version as neither dueling sword has a handle, although one does have a rather sharp looking point! This is a nice, clear tintype with good tonal qualities and a little soft focus on the man on the right. This man also appears to be African-American, but we can’t say for sure. The man on the left has crazy crossed-eyes and very unruly hair. We are not sure we would want him for our fencing partner! There are some plate bends, mostly on the upper left.