I came across this tintype of a lovely young couple on etsy. I immediately recognized the name scrawled on the pale pink paper frame…Fayette Selleck. It took me a few minutes to realize why that name was familiar but I soon put it all together. Fayette was the husband of Sarah A. Thomas of Glens … More It’s a Small World
Spoiler…I’ve since found proof that this is not Sarah (Thomas) Selleck but I’m leaving this post as it was originally written. Click here to see a photo of the true Sarah. This cased ambrotype was picked up by a fellow collector in Connecticut. I loved the subject’s expression and pose and decided to add it … More Sarah A. Thomas…Is it you?
I picked up this 1860s tintype on eBay. I’m always a sucker for a great group photo and love the interesting angle this was shot at. Where on earth was the photographer set up in order to capture it? Was it taken from an upper story of a neighboring building? Three people were pointing at … More Mother said Pointing was Rude
Although I was unable to identify this carte de visite (CDV) I wanted to share it in case a relative might someday happen upon it. Written on the reverse “Susie died July 6th 1867.” The photographer was Thompson Gallery in Albany, New York. Known as The Sun Picture Tax, the government placed a luxury tax on … More Susie Who
This carte de visite (cdv) was found among a group of vintage photos that once belonged to Mrs. Jimmie (McDougale) Brashier. Written on the back is “Mollie Hart Richburg Gray.” There is no photographer or location noted which is why it’s a good thing these photos managed to stay together. I had no luck identifying … More Good Golly Miss Mollie