Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Fantastic Collection of Tintypes

Crehore/Forde Family Tintype Photo
I've just returned from a trip to the mountains of Virginia to visit family members. The weather was sunny and beautiful; it reached 75 degrees over the weekend!
Now I am back to work and back to blogging: here is old tintype that I found in my box of family photos. I also have one of an ancestor in a pierrot costume, but I seem to have misplaced it. I love tintypes. I enlarged and lightened this one in photoshop. You can see that their cheeks are tinted pink (click photo for detail).

By the way, I recently discovered a truly fantastic collection of tintypes. Just follow this link to Eliza's flickr:

1 comment:

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Your blog is terrific!

Here is a link to some Civil War tintypes at the Sandusky History blog: