tin types

by Stephanie Dana

These are Tintypes, a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a sheet of metal that is blackened by painting, lacquer, or enamel. The top one is hand colored to add some rose color to his face. All of these photos were in my Great Great Great Uncle Lee’s trunk, in my Grandma Arlene’s Garage Attic. It had been up there for longer than I have been alive…she never looked in it, until recently. She sent me all the “junk”, as you she calls. I love all these old images. Some are relatives, and some are unknown and have nothing written on the back.

 

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