Outstanding quarter plate tintype of four cavalry line officers with the 5th Cavalry. Unfortunately I have yet to determine the state. The group is made up of a 1st and 2nd lieutenant, captain and one other officer of indistinguishable rank. The two officers in front sit dressed in tailored jackets and wearing caps with cavalry insignia and the numeral “5” visible on the front. A stern looking 2nd lieutenant sits to the left with cigar clenched in his teeth while his counterpart sits beside him gripping the pommel of his sword with gloved hands. In back stand a captain embracing his fellow officer with a good 6 inches in height over his comrade. The shorter officer clenching a cigar in his teeth as well while the captain wears a half grin on his face. Wonderful image of these four soldiers showing their comradery among each other. This is a quarter plate however it has been trimmed down along the right and left side so it’s about as wide as the mat opening. Super image regardless. Housed in a half leatherette case.