Fashions changed in the 19th century just as they did in the 20th. Notice in this tintype a Library of Congress imagea man was seated before two mirrors placed at right angles, in order to provide five images. This game of matching was paying off. Both photographs came from the same studio, most likely. Interestingly, the metal used was not tin, but a very thin iron that resembled tin.
Notice in this tintype a Library of Congress imagea man was seated before two mirrors placed at right angles, in order to provide five images.
How to Date Your Old Photos
The cost of the ambrotype was less than half of the daguerreotype. I knew from my earlier research that all three of my great-grandfather's brothers eventually wound up farming in Kansas, after stops in Washington, D. Email required Address never made public. It captured scenes from the Wild West, as it was easy to produce by itinerant photographers working out of covered wagons. How to spot a cabinet card —c. Clothes and Styles Since the tintype lived a long and varied life, clothes and personal styles can be taken into account to help date a picture.