Posted 5 years ago
I found this little gem at a yard sale a while back in an old round container with some other what nots. The tintype is really cool with the thin decorative frame that surrounds it and the leather picture holder that protects it. Curiosity got the better of me and I carefully took the picture out of the holder. There was a small wooden piece at bottom that slides up and allows picture to pop out. After getting picture out, to my surprise there was a folded up note behind it. It is a wedding certificate of Charles Wheeler and Myra Titus (sp?) who were married in 1862.
Also, written around the brass perimeter on all four sides on the backside of picture was love notes. From what I could make out it looks like
I love you dearest Myra
Can you love me and
Return your name (?)
Dear A to me thou life
Some of it is hard to read and it is written in cursive with two different sets of handwriting. Very curious and neat piece. If only this piece could talk, the stories it might tell- perhaps a civil war soldier and his love?