Neat little ninth plate tintype of this young cavalryman about to partake in some adult beverages. He doesn’t appear to be more than 16 years of age. Dressed in his cavalry service jacket and forage cap. In his lap he holds a large wine bottle with the wax seal still in place. Apparently this was a very small studio. You can see the shoulder to a fellow soldier seated next to him awaiting his turn in front of the lens. Really neat little image. Housed in a full leatherette case.