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    Posted 7 years ago

    PhotoGuy
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    Thanks to Elisabethan I am 99.9% certain that this is an early tintype of two actors from a theatrical performance of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde shortly after the book was published.

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    1. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      NEAT....if only this pic could Talk
    2. Windwalker, 7 years ago
      or is the man in front a ghost....lol anyways nice tin ...
    3. PhotoGuy, 7 years ago
      I know antiquerose, it almost seems like the two men were doing some sort of vampire/horror poses.
    4. PhotoGuy, 7 years ago
      Thanks Windwalker...and you never know lol
    5. PhotoGuy, 7 years ago
      Thanks geo26e
    6. PhotoGuy, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love everyone
    7. PhotoGuy, 7 years ago
      Thanks Phil, I love photos like this because they create so many unanswerable questions. That sounds like a very interesting postcard! I'd love to see it if you are able to find it.
    8. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Phil, I think I know. I've seen an old poster for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde where two caracters does the same pose! I found the poster again by looking at our version of Wikipedia and writing Dr. Jekyll. See what you think. Maybe these men are from a teather company?
    9. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Sorry, I thought this was Phils post, well I direct this to PhotoGuy and Phil and everyone who want's to read about my idea :-)
    10. PhotoGuy, 7 years ago
      Phil, I will try to get it scanned today and upload it later. Good luck finding the postcard!
    11. PhotoGuy, 7 years ago
      Thanks Elisabethan, I could not find the poster but I agree that it is likely these men were part of a theatrical adaptation of the book.
    12. PhotoGuy, 7 years ago
      Thanks PaperHoarder
    13. PhotoGuy, 7 years ago
      Phil, I have posted the scan of the tintype. The quality is much better!
    14. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Interesting image.

      Unfortunately, the "story" is often lost in these antique images. Of course it is fun to speculate on what it all meant!

      Thanks for sharing.

      When you have a chance, be sure to take a look at my antique image postings.

      scott
    15. PhotoGuy, 7 years ago
      Scott, although I have not been through more than several of your images I must say that you have some great photographs.
    16. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks-- appreciate it!

      Always great to add another photo collector to CW. Please continue to share your images!

      scott
    17. PhotoGuy, 7 years ago
      I'll try to post some more photographs as soon as I can locate some more interesting ones!
    18. PhotoGuy, 7 years ago
      Phil, I am not a photograph expert so I have no idea the exact age of the tintype but I think the book came out in the 1886 so I assume this would be from one of the first performances!
    19. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      I'd date it from about 1870s- 90s.

      Being a loose tintype (no case or indications of being cased) puts it as post Civil War. Not much to the backdrop and the clothing is not very discernable in the image, so it would be tough to put it into a tighter timeframe.

      scott
    20. PhotoGuy, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the help Scott
    21. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Thanks PhotoGuy ;-) and you are welcome! The photo is really something else!
    22. PhotoGuy, 7 years ago
      No problem Elisabethan. I agree! I'm not sure if you've seen it on Wikipedia but there is a cabinet photo with a similar image where the man in front is almost in the identical pose.
    23. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      No I don't think I saw that, I will look for it :-). This is really interesting, how did you find the Tintype? I wonder where it was taken, any ideas about location? What country?
    24. PhotoGuy, 7 years ago
      Thanks for all the help Elisabethan I purchased it at a flea market in New England (USA) a couple days ago. It was mixed in with a bunch of other antique photos.
    25. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      That's how it should be, wonderful fortune!
    26. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      You are welcome!
    27. PhotoGuy, 7 years ago
      Yes! This is by far the best photo I've found amongst other "average" old photos.
    28. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Great! I'm off now soon to get some sleep. Hope you find some more information about the tintype.
    29. PhotoGuy, 7 years ago
      I'll keep you updated with anything I find.
    30. PhotoGuy, 7 years ago
      Thanks PatSea
    31. PhotoGuy, 7 years ago
      Thanks Jewels

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