2 Tintype Photos ID’d Alexander W. Geer Post War Militia & Children


  • Very Nice Pairing of Identified 19th Century Tintypes
  • First Photograph is a roughly 1/4 Plate Tintype of a Young Alexander Geer in a Militia Uniform (believed to be NY) and backpack.  The photo comes taped to a thick brass mat, and is labeled on the back. Post Civil War, likely Late 1860s maybe early 1870s
  • Second photograph is a 1/6 Plate Tintype of Geer with two boys (presumably sons). The photo is dated “Summer 1883 at Fort Lee”
  • Fine addition to any collection!

Notable Mentions:

  • I was able to find records of a Alexander Cornelius Whiting Geer, born c. 1848 in New York. 
  • He is recorded of having two sons, born 1873 & 1875…which would look to match the ages of the boys in the 1883 photograph. 
  • The boys were listed as being born in New Jersey, which also potentially matches the Fort Lee Location


SKU: 64181 Category: Photography Tags: 1800s, antique, Photography, Tintype, Victorian


Good overall Condition. The militia uniform tintype has a couple of wear spots center along a creases, and shows some light scratching, oxidation on the back. Brass mat show moderate patina. Tintype in paper folder shows light scuffing. Folder shows moderate edge wear and staining, but remains mostly intact. Nice Pair!


There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.