Group of young women

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The second of the studio tintypes from my recent estate sale excursion.Such a sweet shot of four beautiful young women. Were they sisters, cousins or friends?I am afraid we will never know.When I think about the large amount of tintypes and cabinet cards pulled from the albums that they were kept in for well over 100 years,it just breaks my heart.Who would not want these,how can such a record be broken up? Photographs that were cherished for so many years by a family are now in the hands of random collectors like myself or antique dealers to be sold all over again.A complete family record lost over a weekend sale.Unfortunately this happens at estate sales,flea markets and antique shops every week of the year.
I hope that by collecting and sharing the photographs to this blog will help preserve these forgotten faces.

One response to “Group of young women

  1. As a lover of all old photos, there is something more magical than usual in the tintype photo. Thanks for preserving and sharing your country’s heritage. Too often, in Australia, photos are burned or binned rather than sold. I agree it is sad these family collections are so often split up but at least they are still in existance!

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