Sweetheart or "Oreo" case
Carte de Visite
Tintype...sometines Placed in same type of cases
As Dags and Ambro's were.
Just in time for the civil war...the tintype arrived.
These were no very expensive at all and durable
(more so than glass)
Not especially hi quality...but fine to send home to
sweethearts back home.
Often times photographers set up their tents right
outside the troops quarters...all across the USA
the photogs would roam...in search of the armies
of the north and the south
The CDV or Carte de Visite was a small paper Image
adhered to cardboard, with photogs name and address
printed usually on the reverse of the Image.
these were popular as well during this period.
The sweetheart case or 'Oreo' as it has been nicknamed
given its resemblance to the cookie.
Are prized among collectors.
These most often contained Tintypes and many a soldier
carried these on the battlefield (of their girlfriend back home)