The cooper

Spectacular cdv occupational tintype, (2 3/8” x 3 ½”), of a young cooper holding an ax and standing next to a finished barrel.  He has his hand in a wooden tray which possibly holds some small nails.  It is quite fascinating that the photographer has decided to leave his reflective screen in full view.  The drapes behind are also quite an interesting statement.  The image is in very good condition with some light tinting to his cheeks.   There is some light wear that is mostly seen at an angle.   A most interesting occupational of an extremely young worker.