The Recruit

I call this Yank, “The Recruit” as he looks like a newbie to me. He bears no identification and wears the standard issue 4 button Yankee frock. He is adorned only by two pinkie rings and the flashy watch chain attached to his trousers. I purchased this Sixth Plate Tintype in 2019.

While touching up the imperfections on the plate, I noticed that some letters were etched into the plate below his right knee but unfortunately I cannot make them out.

Screen Shot 2019-03-25 at 11.52.29 AM

Scan 2Screen Shot 2019-03-25 at 11.41.07 AM

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