Very often, notations on the reverse of these found photographs are obscure or too brief or illegible. Most often there is nothing at all.
Today's rescued photographs are all tintypes. All were found in one junk store in a baggie. Some have stickers with information on the reverse, others do not.
Are they connected? Or were they just all in the same bag. What do you think?
Here are tiny bits of history, reaching out to us over decades and sometimes centuries.
Susie Dusal Tyndall
This one was not in the bag with the above examples.
It is almost completely faded. It apparently wasn't a good example in the first place. The subjects or the camera moved during exposure, the development process was mishandled and there is a large finger print included.
Can't get enough?
Here are some other pages about TINTYPES
Out of the Darkness - Enhancing Old Tintypes - December 2012 (This one)
Out of the Darkness - Enhancing Old Tintypes - May 2012
Out of the Darkness - Enhancing Old Tintypes - August 2011
Out of the Darkness - Enhancing Old Tintypes - April 2011
Out of the Darkness - Enhancing Old Tintypes - February 2011 (2)
Out of the Darkness - Enhancing Old Tintypes - February 2011
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Area 51 and a Half
You are probably not authorized to see these.
Don't take my picture! Oh! You DID didn't you!
This is a collection of photographs that disappear on the way home from the photo processing shop.
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One Man's Treasure
Tattered and Lost
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It is always a mystery how a photograph of any of these precious children could end up lost or abandoned. Here are a few. You will probably say "Ooh..." at least once.