Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

You might think we are talking about jewels here, or something really awesome, as some use the word gem to describe something really wonderful – or ironically when something is really not wonderful – but in fact, we are talking about photographs. The tintype (also, tin type, used interchangeably) was invented in 1856 by¬†Adolphe-Alexandre Martin …

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After quite a lapse with holidays and vacations, I am back to give you what you want – vintage photographs! I realized recently that what got me started with this site (aside from encouragement from Far Side of Fifty at Forgotten Old Photos) was the mystery of photographs found in albums or shoeboxes, stashed in …

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