Item 2008.001.1805 - [Photograph of a photograph]

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[Photograph of a photograph]

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  • [between 1855-1870s] (Creation)

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1 photograph: 7 x 10.5

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Item is an unmounted tintype is a photograph of a photograph of an older couple. Original photograph is in a decorative frame/case (daguerreotype or ambrotype?), and it is a studio portrait of a man and woman, sitting side by side, looking straight out at the camera, hands folded in lap. Woman wears a white bonnet and checked dress. Clothing of sitters suggest that original photograph dates from the 1850s. Handwriting on the back in pencil, not able to decipher.

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Crackling on surface. Bent and creased. All four corners have been cut at an angle.

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