Monday, October 28, 2013

Out Of The Darkness: Look what I found

This is a special edition of the "Out of the Darkness" series which features old fading tintypes that have been enhanced a bit to show the hidden details.

Special edition? Yes. In routine handling of tintypes LOST GALLERY discovered this very special portrait of four children.

Although finding children in tintypes is always pretty special, one face emerged in this one that is downright striking.

Tintype: Four children

Tintype: Four children
Tintype: Four children

Here she is. This child from around 1900 is somebody's grand mother or great aunt. I wish there were some information on the origin or some identification. This belongs in the care of a family historian.

Christina Ricci, Addams Family, Orion Pictures, Columbia Pictures
Ancestor? Reincarnation?

Or perhaps not...

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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.

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  1. what a sweet face! All of your photos could be a jumping off place for so many stories. I'm having a harder and harder time trying to read these. So I'll still visit, but no more comments.

    1. What a shame there will be no more comments. I would enjoy hearing your take on some of these in the LOST GALLERY.



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