Monday, December 3, 2012

Out of the Darkness - Enhancing Old Tintypes - A Set from a Bag

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.

Seated man
Seated man
20121110 Arkansas reverse

On the reverse:
Albert Hall
Ada (Friend)

Man with fringed chair
Man with fringed chair

Nothing on the reverse of this one.

Head ans shoulders portrait man
Head ans shoulders portrait man
Head and shoulders portrait man

On reverse:
(Not legible)

Head and shoulder portrait woman
Head and shoulder portrait woman
Woman portrait head and shoulders

This one has been enlarged a bit. The original is very tiny; only 1 inch by 1.5 inch.

on reverse:
Susie Dusal Tyndall
Mary Friend

Head and shoulders portrait of a youngster
Head and shoulders portrait of a youngster

Nothing on the reverse of this one.

Two women one man
Two women one man

On reverse:
Right to left
Louese McDanel Tyndall
Taylor Tyndall
Mary E Friend Tyndall

Standing man
Standing man
Standing man

There was a sticker with some information on it apparently, but it is completely obscured now.

Seated man
Seated man
Seated man

On reverse:
Franklin A
Mary youngest

20121110 Arkansas006 enhanced
Arlansas reverse

On reverse:
I don't know if this
Ruby Du?ral or
Rosie Tyndell

Three women
Three women

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.

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Area 51 and a Half Area 51 and a Half
You are probably not authorized to see these.

Don't take my picture! Oh! You DID didn't you! completely unaware of the photographer
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THE KIDS Lesson one.
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.

Dee and the Business School Dee and the Business School
The beautiful Dee. A curious story; What do you see?

Neiffel and Helvetica Typehigh

"What are they doing?"

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