Quote and Credit

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Precise Pair of Tintypes The Painted Tintype


I haven't posted a tintype in a while. I am not sure if this splendid pair of tintypes depict a husband and wife or a brother and sister, but I do suspect the young man's impairment saved his life. He clearly has one leg shorter than the other, and since these would have been taken around the civil war the disability may have kept him out of the army. (My book The Painted Backdrop will be published in 2010)

Pair of studio tintype photographs, circa 1865 Collection Jim Linderman

2 comments:

  1. Love that their cheeks are rouged, and Oh Yes - That Background! By the way, is he missing a forefinger?

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  2. Hmmm...hard to say, but there is no question about his foot.

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