I found this in my great-aunt's pictures after she passed, but no one in my family knows who it might be. We're not even sure it's an American uniform as her side of the family came over from Germany and Ireland. It's a tintype, if that might be relevant.

My cousin posted it to Twitter asking for help but no luck so far. The link is below.

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    Hi Sarah, and welcome to History:SE. I've updated the link to point to the specific tweet, rather than just to your cousin's Twitter account. You might gate a better response though if the actual image was added to your question. – sempaiscuba Jul 31 '19 at 21:43
  • Thank you! I meant to do it that way. – Sarah Jul 31 '19 at 22:07
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    I've added the picture for you. I would still highly suggest replacing that one with the original, if you still have it, as its liable to be higher-resolution, allowing zooms on details like the buttons and that hat design to be more informative. – T.E.D. Jul 31 '19 at 22:11
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    I tried to take some close-ups of the hat and buttons, but they were all more blurry than the image above. This photo is tiny - 2'' wide and less than 3.5'' tall. I'll keep trying to get a clear close-up and post it if I do. Thanks! – Sarah Aug 1 '19 at 13:03
  • @Sarah You might try a flatbed scanner -an office supply store might do this for you ar their service desk. – Spencer Aug 2 '19 at 2:22

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