American: 1860s. Tintype in case, 3 ¼ x 4 ¼ inches. Fine. Item #List0125
A quarter plate tintype of a women’s sewing circle, probably circa 1860s. Three women hold patterns while one sews. Ante-bellum sewing circles were often anti-slavery or missionary in nature, though we can find no details here that offer clues as to the nature of this circle. A sharp image with good contrast, fine condition.