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A sad Story in Ninth Plate ambrotype - Photographsin Photographs
RARE Autographed cdv of Richard T. Greener - Photographsin Photographs
RARE Civil War era Baseball Card - Baseballin Baseball
Cabinet card of HUGE Doll Collection c. 1890s - Photographsin Photographs
6 lens Multiplying Camera - Camerasin Cameras
Multi-lens Camera for CDVs? - Camerasin Cameras
Stereoview of FJ Haynes with his Camera - Photographsin Photographs
Bust sculpture of 19th century man - Photographsin Photographs
Cabinet Card of Ithaca Calendar Clock - Photographsin Photographs
Tintype of hard drinkers with Stoneware JUG - Photographsin Photographs


  1. Great to see you back and so active on here bruce! Your expertise was needed. scott
  2. Glad to help out. I am always willing to share what I have learned in years of collecting and dealing in antique photographs. scott
  3. Fascinating information! As moonstone said "thank you for your relentless journey into discovering the truth." AND THANK YOU FOR TAKING US ON THAT JOURNEY! scott
  4. I thought it had some appearances of being on glass. It would correctly be called an ambrotype. Ambrotypes were contemporaries of tintypes, produced in the US from about 1855- 1865. In the UK a...
  5. These type of images were popular in the early 20th century. The center portion is photographic. Most typically found framed and measuring about 16 X 20. They make a great show piece in a room...
  6. The lack of a response speaks volumes! scott
  7. Great photograph and FRAME-- looks to be in fantastic shape! scott
  8. Had to love these again-- photos are AMAZING! scott
  9. These type of photographs have been popular from the late 19th century into the 20th century. It is hard to date w/o more information. Additional photos (front and BACK, markings) out of the frame...
  10. I see these often in very late 19th early 20th century "common folk" images-- just something offered by photographers along with the more common photographic items (photos/ frames, etc...). The sty...
  11. BEAUTIFUL-- the threading gives it such a delicate look. Great enamel work as well! scott
  12. Beautiful RSP! scott
  13. Love the patriotic glass! scott
  14. Great piece of welz! Great information from welzebub to confirm the attribution. scott
  15. "Scott, acknowledging the fact that there was two applied proper meanings not one to 'carte de visite' would have been enough. Thanks." The long exchange on here had nothing to do with my acknowled...
  16. Great decor-- amazing piece of glass! scott
  17. I know what carte de visite (cdv) means. "In some instances it seems this French term was an appropriate use for the short lived albumen small photographs popular during the mid 19th century." Y...
  18. READ what I have written. I stated that these type of photographic images ARE CALLED carte de visites or cdv for short. The TERM carte de visite originated in the era of production (1860s) and t...
  19. Here is a carte de visite (cdv) found on the Phillips Academy web site that shows the same pose as my image (NOT autographed):
  20. Thanks tom and rick! scott
  21. Here is a brief online history of the cdv for those interested in FACTS: scott
  22. Suggest you do some research on antique photographs-- your opinion aside, the term for these type of images is carte de visite (if it is indeed the small size)! scott
  23. You might want to carefully pry out the brass frame, matting and keeper from the thermoplastic case. Usually a pen knife will do the trick. Often the back of the image or the case will have inform...
  24. Also, looks to be a carte de visite or cdv for short. Is it about the size of a baseball card? scott
  25. Nice tinted image of a beautiful woman. The hand tinting was an enhancement available from the photographer for an extra charge. While I am not that familiar with non US images/ photographers, the...
  26. Nice image-- love the cameo on the collar! Is the image itself on glass? If on glass it would be an ambrotype. scott
  27. Nice grouping AND Happy Thanksgiving! scott
  28. Both are Eastlake STYLE. Originals would date from the 1870s- 90s. Both of yours appear to be modern tables. Additional photos would be helpful. Details of the bottom and joints would be helpfu...
  29. BEAUTIFUL flower-- I love it! scott
  30. BEAUTIFUL Welz! scott
  31. Your helmet cover is much later-- BDU era of the 1980s. Worn by some regular Army units until the late 80s and into the 1990s by some NG/ Reserve units. scott
  32. Thanks deano and aura. scott
  33. Great image. I agree a little silly, but a very uncommon and desirable subject matter! Thanks for sharing. scott
  34. I don't own a copy of Sleeping Beauty, but I have looked through it. I agree it is a great book. There are a lot of internet myths about post mortem photography: Standing pms, posing stands..... ...
  35. THANKS for your input rob. The "long exposure time" for ALL 19th century photographs is a pervasive belief among many folks. I appreciate your help in dispelling some of the myth. Now I need ...
  36. I'd call it a sideboard. Some additional/ better quality photos are needed to provide more information. scott
  37. Thanks much rob-- I appreciate your input! scott
  38. Amazing glass! scott
  39. BEAUTIFUL!! scott
  40. Rob-- I'd appreciate your thoughts on exposure times for 19th century cameras: If you'd care to add your 2 cents, it would be ap...
  41. "In those days, a 5 or 10 minute exposure time photo was "instant". Try sitting still for 5 or 10 minutes with a smile plastered onto your face." Nope-- Exposure times of that length were found wi...
  42. "LOL people in antique photos look that way because they had to sit still and hold their pose. Camera shutter speeds were slow in the 1800s. :-)" By the time of this image (very late 19th century) ...
  43. Love it! scott
  44. Thanks trunk-- appreciate you looking and commenting! scott
  45. I would call anything (decorative or utilitarian) made from war refuse (shells, crates, mess kits, etc...) TRENCH ART. Who made the item and when/ where affects desirability and value, but doesn't ...
  46. Thanks rick and david. scott
  47. I think you are dealing with two different guys-- maybe the same family? scott
  48. Glad to help. Do an online search for "105mm ammo crate" and you will see pictures that match your crate. scott
  49. Additional photos would be helpful-- both sides of the knife and scabbard. Also any maker markings-- they are usually on the thicker part of the blade where it joins the handle. You also might fin...
  50. What you have is an ammunition crate for 105 mm howitzer rounds-- the stamping on the bottom is the crate specifications. Pretty typical for soldiers to take these type items home as they are sturd...
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