Posted 3 years ago
I am the Executrix of an estate and I found two tintypes. I believe this one was taken in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico of someone in the Mendez family. It is probably from the 1800's. It is approximately 4" X 3" in size. It has a cardboard type embossed frame with flowers, leaves and swirls. The background looks like a large building. The second picture has two men arm and arm, one of which is holding a basket. It may be a theatre stage in the background. This photo has some bubbling and the corners are missing. The woman who had these photos was a singer, actress and politician named Anita de Palma. Her father came from Merida, Yucatan, Mexico and her mother was of Scottish extraction who grew up in Tampa, FL.