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Posted 6 years ago

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The tinted flowers drew me in on this pair of tintypes that were taken in the 1870s.

I like the way the minimal tinting on a black and white image really makes the colors pop out.

I was intrigued by the movement of objects from one photo to the other.

I'll assume that the man's photograph was taken first-- why he wanted the empty chair I don't know. Did he make the chair? Maybe the wife was supposed to sit in it or was he? Usually in this era the man sits and the woman stands by his side.

Whatever the case, in the photograph of the woman the space for the chair was closed. The pedestal and large floor pot were moved to elminate the space. Additionally, the flower vase on the pedestal faces a different direction.

Little details really make the image, in my opinion!

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  1. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
    Scott ... I really like this pair (not only for the coloring) but also because it's unusual to obtain tintypes that clearly show a photographic sequence from a single sitting. IMO, the pair might have been shot on a single plate and then cut apart - which also implies the use of a multiplying studio camera similar to one I posted an example on CW.
  2. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks rnidermann-- I didn't even notice the studio adjustments when I first purchased. It was something that just jumped out at me when I went to list it on this site!

  3. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
    Great pics as always, the details do make the pictures, the tinting is so subtle.
  4. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting walksoftly.

  5. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks trunkman and mikko.

  6. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the love bellin!

  7. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks for looking packrat!

  8. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks for looking kathy.

  9. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks budek.

  10. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks roadside.


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