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A Civil War tinted tintype of a soldier being punished with the "wearing of the barrel"; image credit on full record.

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Tintype Photograph; Civil War, Soldier Wearing the Barrel, Tinted.

A scarce Civil War tintype of a soldier wearing the barrel, an outdoor view of a bevy of tinted enlisted men gathered around an unfortunate private, humiliated and sentenced to "wearing the barrel" for some misdemeanor infraction, perhaps drinking on duty. A form of punishment often referred to in Civil War letters but rarely photographed....[more information available via subscription]

p4A Item D9890608
Category:  photographica    Origin:  America
Type:  tintypes    Year:  1860 - 1865

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