Tintype of a seated woman

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What it is:

Tintype measuring approx. 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

What I know about it:

Nothing!  Undated and unidentified.


Tintypes are starting to grow on me.  I think I still prefer photos on paper over photos on metal, but I seem to be getting over that.  (I have a few other things, too, like ambrotypes, which are basically photos on glass, but I haven’t figured out how to make those look good in a scan.)  So here we have another tintype that is rather beat-up and corroded, and a bit dark, which I find to be the case with the ones I have.  It requires us to really concentrate to make out the image.  But when we bother, this long-ago woman emerges before us, and we are rewarded for the effort.

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