Photographers card placed in the back of the ambrotype.
Here are a number of photographs of the same little girl taken over a short period of time from infant to about the age of 5?The infant photos are ruined by age or someones hand so I included those at the very end of this post.I am starting with what seems to me the next photo taken of the girl and progress to a much older image.All photographs came in copper frames with glass to protect the image but only one came with a wood case.
This first one here is by far my favorite of the lot.My image does not do the tintype justice at all the depth and detail are simply amazing.
This next photograph is the only one that came with a case the photograph underneath looks to be from the same session.
4.Now here is a photo of two children I believe the one on the right is the little girl in the rest of the photographs but there are some similar features in the child to the left. My thinking is that it is a boy since he is wearing pants a button up shirt and collar.
Here is another amazing image again so much depth and detail.
7. the only Ambrotype in the lot.
Here she is again looking much older photographed with a studio back drop.This is the only tintype to come without any type of protecting frame or glass
These last two could be the same girl as an infant but someone opened these up and rubbed out the face of both photos.I decided it would be best to photograph these with out their protective frames.
Friends or brothers?
Behind the image in the case is a drawing,pressed flowers and a written inscription from 1922 probably from the original owner and relative of the two men in the ambrotype.
This photo could have been made in the 1850s.1847 may have been a bit early.This image is amazingly sharpe and just beautiful.
The closed case