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Tintypes41 of 125Victorian Tintype Photo of Ladies in Bathing Suits...Civil War soldier with Colt pistol
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Posted 10 months ago


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found this old picture in my grandfaters old roll top desk.its very small about 2.5 in wide and3 in seems to be on some type of metal,i was hopeing someone could date this type of process.

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 10 months ago

    They were very popular in the US from the late 1850s until the 1890s. They continue to be made today as a novelty item.

    Your image appears to date from the 1870s- 1890s. Most of the earlier tintypes were cased.

  2. huey huey, 10 months ago
    thanks scott

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