02/09/10 102 W, 1 I - + 7 - 3 Very Old Photo

Found on eBay, here's a tintype photo of a Civil War-era firefighter. This is about a rare as you get! Says the seller, the print was purchased in Charlotte, and the helmet reads CFD.  Perhaps a Charlotte firefighter? Or is that a uniform from a fire department in New York? The seller has also been told that. The image is reversed, and his helmet, belt bucklet, and shirt/vest all have the number "2". See the auction listing for more photos. Below is a copy after some PhotoShop improvements. Click to slightly enlarge. Starting price only $99.99!

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