21 April 2008

Found Tintypes


urbano said...

a great find
I think about how serious the people look, almost sad.

jeanne said...

wonderful! To address Ulf's question, I think they either had neck braces on, or had to put all their concentration into holding still. I guess that would make you look jind of grim.

Sadly, I don't have any of my old family tintypes and daggs. I don't know who does.

Rhonda said...

I wish I had some from my family as well. My mother said they were warned about not moving and ruining the picture because the photographer usually took only one exposure. She lived in a very rural area and he came with horse and cart, took pictures and then mailed it to them 6 months later.