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Super Tintype Tuesday

Unidentified Photographer, [Horatio Seymour Campaign Buttons], 1868 (2008.16.1) Horatio Seymour (1810-1886) was a mayor of Utica, member of the New York House of Representatives, two nonconsecutive term New York state governor and unsuccessful Democratic presidential candidate in 1868 against Ulysses … Continue reading

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Tintype Tuesday: Six Horses

Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified horse], ca. 1880 (2010.21.9) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified horse wearing a harness to drive away flies], ca. 1872 (2007.54.15) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified horses and plow], ca. 1975 (2007.54.24) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified horse], ca. 1875 (2007.54.19) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified … Continue reading

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A Tintype Tuesday: Family Photo Album

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 … Continue reading

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Echos of Ectoplasm and Phantasmagoric Photographs…

Unidentified Ghoulographers, [Unidentified boy and ghost and Weegee sitting on a throne], ca. 1870 and 1956 (2411.2005 and 19939.1993) By this time, I had my picture taken by a street tintype photographer, and had been fascinated by the result. (I … Continue reading

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On their deathbed, no one ever said: “I wish I spent more time at the office.”

Unidentified Photographer, [Butcher], ca. 1875 (2007.54.4) Unidentified Photographer, [Iceman], ca. 1875 (2007.54.9) Unidentified Photographer, [Waiters], ca. 1880 (2007.54.7) Unidentified Photographer, [Man with Soldering Tools], ca. 1875 (2007.54.18) Unidentified Photographer, [Mechanic], ca. 1875 (2414.2005) Unidentified Photographer, [Wall Paper Hangers], ca. 1870 … Continue reading

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Circular Salome

Unidentified Photographer, [Decapitated Man with Head on a Platter], ca. 1865 (2008.81.15)

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Part Photograph, Part Painting, Part Etching, Part Sculpture

From its beginnings in 1839, photography was seen as an alternative to traditional painted portraiture. Clients who were photographed knew that their image would be considered true to life. But photography had a major disadvantage with respect to painting: it … Continue reading

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