Father & Daughter

This little tin type has lost its paper sleeve and so any chance of identifying this pair is lost to the ages. By the girl’s dress, I would speculate the photo was taken in the 1890s. It’s difficult to tell what exactly she is standing or sitting on – a tree stump? Her father has a nice bow tie and hat. I suspect this is one of those tin types made by an itinerant photographer. You can see the canvas backdrop that looks pretty shoddy and doesn’t even go all the way to the ground. Was it the side of a tent? This photo is courtesy of Ray Jackson.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Far Side of Fifty
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 22:19:15

    It looks like two tree stumps..must have been a photographers prop. I agree most likely a traveling photographer:)

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