Next up: ferrotypes, also known as tintypes. Old family photographs hold lots of clues for genealogy researchers. Use these tips to help date photographs and unlock the stories they tell. Introduction : In this article, Mary Harrell-Sesniak shows how you can date old, undated family photos by first figuring out what type of photograph they are, and uses old newspapers and other sources to illustrate different types of photos.
They are stamped "Neff's Melainotype Pat 19 Feb 56" along one edge. In our next post about dating your old family photographs, Colin Harding you how to identify a ferrotype, more commonly known as a tintype. The tintype photograph saw more uses and captured a wider variety of settings and subjects than any other photographic type.
I found this article on the Internet and thought that some of you who appreciate and maybe even have a few old photographs laying around in cardboard boxes or in desk drawers might like to read some tips on ways to try to put a date on when they might have been taken. Uncased tintypes have been found with canceled tax stamps adhered to the backs. The stamps date these photographs to the period of the Wartime Retail Tax. The photographs are all sizes.
Check out your member benefits. Two young men stare out at me from a small old photograph. On the back, in my grandmother's handwriting, is written "Grandpa King's brothers.
The first step in dating 19th century photographs is identifying which technology Tintypes were actually available well into the 20th century, but generally as a.
Dating Tintype Photographs. The tintype saw the Civil War come and go, documenting the individual soldier and horrific battle scenes. It captured scenes from.
Tips from Genealogist Lisa Lisson and The Photo Organizers. Early tintypes were in small, hinged cases like the daguerreotypes and the.
- The earliest tintypes were on heavy metal .0 1 7 inches) The stamps date these photographs to the period of the wartime retail.