tintype 2 guys

tintype 2 guys 1 This tintype photograph features two very intense looking young men. One appears to be reading a book while the other gentleman listens intently. This photograph tells a story that we are not privy to, so we have an opportunity to make up our own. I think this image tells the tale of two young business partners. One of them is reviewing the “books” and the news is not good. Both men are upset about the financial state of their business. That’s my story and I am going to stick with it. What’s your story? Tintypes were popular in the 1860’s and 1870’s. This tintype image is in very good condition (see scans).   (SOLD)


Published in: on January 23, 2019 at 12:15 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. I like the theory of two businessmen, and my first thought on seeing this portrait was–“It’s a young Ebenezer Scrooge (left), and his partner, Jacob Marley!” But, all kidding aside (and I know the time frame is off, not to mention they are fictitious characters); my second, and more serious thought, is that they are brothers who may have lost a relative in the Civil War, and are reading a journal that was left behind.

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