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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:40 PM

Tintypes of my Great Aunt Sarah as a child.


A tintype of my Great Aunt Sarah. She died of the flu shortly after this was taken. You can see she wasn't too pleased about all the fuss in getting into fancy clothes. You can almost see the tears in her eyes after getting her hair brushed. Lol





I have done a bit of reasearch on tintypes. But if anyone has any info to share on the subject I would be appreciative!

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Reply Tintypes of my Great Aunt Sarah as a child. (Original post)
Grantuspeace Feb 2013 OP
jerseyjack Feb 2013 #1
Grantuspeace Feb 2013 #2
Callalily Feb 2013 #3
Solly Mack Feb 2013 #4
Stevenmarc Feb 2013 #5
a la izquierda Feb 2013 #6

Response to Grantuspeace (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:46 PM

1. Approximately what year?

 

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Response to jerseyjack (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:20 AM

2. My best guess is 1900?

My Grandfather was born about 1894. I think Sarah died at 7 or 8 years old. So anywhere between 1885 to 1905 is possible. Unfortunately there is no one left to ask.

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Response to Grantuspeace (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 06:43 AM

3. These are wonderful!

And you are so lucky to have them.

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Response to Grantuspeace (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:50 AM

4. How interesting!

What a great thing to have.

Very sad to read your aunt died so young.

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Response to Grantuspeace (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:26 AM

5. I love tintypes

Well and pretty much every historical process. It's great that you have that historical record of your family.

There's an artist I know who does increadable work in tintype.

http://melissacacciola.com/

Also if you're in the NYC area, along with classes on the subject the Center for Alternative Photography also has a studio where you can have a tintype portrait done.

http://capworkshops.org/ptps-faqs/

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Response to Grantuspeace (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 10:13 AM

6. So neat.

My grandma has a bunch of really old photos from Italy. In one, my great-great grandfather was "photoshopped" in after he died of flu. They wanted a family picture of all the kids and his wife...so they added him posthumously. It's creepy.

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