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Tintypes45 of 225Antique Tintype of 3 men, Two in Bowler Hats and one African American.PCC Image with Ghosts?
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    Posted 3 years ago

    anna_randal
    (2 items)

    I found this photograph in some family things. All the photographs belonged to family members living in central Mississippi.

    I believe it is a tintype as it is magnetic. It wasn't in any sleeve or frame and there is no writing or identification on it. It is bigger than your palm, say about hand-sized.

    You may be able to see that they've added a little pink to her cheeks and a little gold to the pin on her collar. I'm not sure what that technique is called or when it was done exactly. I know I've seen the tinting done on more modern photographs, say from the 1930s-1940s.

    If anybody is an expert on vintage fashion from the mid-late 1800s and may be able to date the clothing in the photograph, please share any information you may have.

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    1. nittygritty1962 nittygritty1962, 3 years ago
      I love it...google tintype to get the approximate age...
    2. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      Love your hand tinted tintype!
    3. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Based on the format (loose tintype) and clothing, I would think that this was very late 19th century: 1880s- 1890s.

      scott

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