Dating tintype photographs
At the bottom you can see the remnant of the gold border of an oval, and I am assuming that this is part of the original image and not a present border.
It was not uncommon to have a photographer take a photograph of an existing image.
Even if made after 1869, it could still be your gg grandfather and this image was made to memorialize him.
Fantastic set of 6 tintype photographs dating back to the late 1800's.
I have a few questions and I'd like your opinion on the photo.
Was there a time frame when a larger 6X8 tintype would have been made?
I sort of thought earlier that it was 7577, but that just might be a one instead of a 7 at the beginning. There is a little loop at the top, but scratching a curve into the surface was not an easy task. mattie We all are about 5 months late in answering this request..
hope Steve is not to upset with us and drops back in sometime.. Maybe this could have helped some: Dating_Period Costume_History_Pictures_Tin Types, ETC Victorian and Edwardian Photographs - Roger Vaughan Personal Collection I sort of thought earlier that it was 7577, but that just might be a one instead of a 7 at the beginning. There is a little loop at the top, but scratching a curve into the surface was not an easy task. I'd agree that it could also be a 7 or 9, But my thought is that if the last two numbers are 7's, The look very similar and near matches.
I'll like your opinion on whether this tintype looks like it is a "brown period" tintype.