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Vintage Postcards From France

Found in among a few WWII items. Envelope postmarks 1944.

Soft Colors

I have always been intrigued by the photography that came out of Japan in the mid to late 19th century. When Japan opened it’s country up to Westerners in the 1850’s, many photographers flocked to document Japanese culture. 33 more words


A lady at Lovejoy's

Here is a second beautiful tintype made by C. L. Lovejoy in Philadelphia, PA. Lovejoy’s materials claimed the subject would be “Finished in Fifteen Minutes” a claim that modern photographers can hardly make even with digital processing. 129 more words


Pink bow tie

This tintype photograph looks remarkably like the fellow we saw back before the holidays, who had his portrait done by T. M. Saurman. The resemblance is strong, so it’s either the same man or his brother. 140 more words


Another possible Saurman?

Today’s photograph is a tintype in an embossed card holder virtually identical to the one of our previous baby. The only difference I can find – outside of the quality of the embossing – is that this paper sleeve┬áhas the mark “Patent Applied For” while the baby photo does not. 196 more words


Scrolled borders

These two tintype photos share the same scrolled border as our last photo of the middle aged woman, and for that reason I suspect they were made by the same photographer, and are family. 321 more words