This tintype portrait features two well dressed young women wearing fancy hats. The ladies are quite pretty. They are well adorned with jewelry. They seem unusually relaxed while having their photograph taken. I would love to know their story. This image is the second tintype to appear in the Cabinet Card Gallery. A tintype, also known as ferrotype, is a photograph made on a thin sheet of metal coated with a dark lacquer or enamel. They were very popular during the 1860’s and 1870’s.

Published in: on March 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. I’m wondering what is on the two ladies laps? The only thing I can think of is a cushion perhaps, but the shape and button trimming seem unusual.

  2. You ask an interesting question. I couldn’t decide whether there was a cushion on their lap or if they were sitting in an unusual chair.

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