A Tintype Tuesday: Family Photo Album

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Unidentified Photographer, [Tintype Album], ca. 1880 (1582.1990)

These unbound tintypes were found together in what was probably a family photo album. At this moment, not much is known about the photos and album, except the obvious: the album was well-used and the photos and subjects are exquisitely beautiful…

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2 Responses to A Tintype Tuesday: Family Photo Album

  1. Pingback: Trouble in a Tintype Album: Reading the Clues - Maureen TaylorMaureen Taylor

  2. Susan Anderson says:

    I found it interesting that photographers called themselves artists. When my ancestor, photographer William A. Fishbaugh, married in 1913, the announcement in the NY Times identified him not as a photographer but an artist. Makes you wonder if being an artist was more “acceptable” than being a photographer.

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