I recently picked up a number of tintypes from a local estate sale.Cabinet cards, Tintypes and some CDVs were sadly pulled from 3 large family albums and spread across a fold up table to be sold individually .There were close to 60 tins and as many cabinet cards to look at so I had to choose carefully.The first one that caught my eye was this incredible image of a photographer getting ready to shoot a family portrait.
Its possible that the photographer was a friend and/or member of the family and may have been a working photographer? The location of the photo is unknown but many of the Cabinet cards were from Syracuse New York and New Haven Connecticut.
I also purchased several other tintype photos that were shot outdoors including two studio photos,one of a group of young girls and a man in a military(?)uniform I will share those in a future post