Not Changed, But Glorified

I purchased a mystery lot of photos from The Frozen Picture Show on Etsy.  It's a great shop that specializes in vernacular photos and antique ephemera.  If that's your kind of thing, you should definitely check them out. Written on the reverse of this image is "Winthrop Anderson in Hawley, Pauline Simpson Anderson, Hattie Simpson... Continue Reading →

He Imbibed Freely

I purchased this daguerreotype from one of my favorite Etsy shops, Glassing.  If you love old photos and want great deals, you should definitely check out Cathy's shop! The daguerreotype is the earliest commercial photography format, invented by Louis Daguerre in the 1830s.  A daguerreotype is an image on a polished silver or silver-covered copper... Continue Reading →

The Stitching Girl

I picked up this beautiful tintype on etsy.  Written on the back of the pink paper sleeve that houses the image is "Annie Townsend, Mother of Nelle, Henry, Roy." Having no information about the photographer or location, I looked closely at the sitter's clothing and hairstyle, and with the help of the 19th Century Card... Continue Reading →

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