Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

I found these two mounted tintypes in an online auction and loved the fact that they are clearly mother & daughter AND that the subjects are in the exact same pose. ¬†They even have matching embossed stars on the border around the photos. I asked some very knowledgeable friends of mine about the coat that …

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The image on the left side of the page shows two women in a comfortable pose. One is seated while the other rests her arm on the first woman’s shoulder. Their clothing is typical 1860s styling. The woman standing is wearing fashionable style that might have been made to look like two layers. Or, it …

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