Wonderful quarter plate tintype of this young Illinois foot soldier. Posed in this rather crude studio with a carpeted floor and white canvas backdrop. He stands dressed in the grey, 8 button, Illinois state issue jacket with rounded front and cloth shoulder tabs. He does wear blue trousers in this view as opposed to the grey matching trousers. The front of his cap bears his regimental letter in the form of a large brass letter “F”. Striking a very rigid pose as any good military man should, his musket is held at his side with the bayonet attached. Great look to this image. It does come housed in a full leatherette case but the spine has separated.