Have you ever been walking through an antique store and see a tin type photograph?
I always thought how wonderful to have such a old picture of a family member would be amazing.
Tin Type photos were first introduced to America in 1854.
By the end of the Civil War the were popular.
I am looking at them to get an idea for a dress for the Civil War reenactment.
So....would you like to see the ones I now have thanks to cousin Fred?
My Great Grandmother born in 1866
her mother died in 1873, the first picture she looks so happy and the second one so sad.
here is her sister Effie b. 1869
so the 2 above pictures were probably taken at the same time.
I just have in my mind the GGGrandfather Wilson had their pictures taken after their Mother died.
Catherine's husband James b. 1853
This would of been taken just after the Civil war.
Here is Aunt Effie with her husband Robert. This may be a wedding picture?
This would be a later tin type 1899
Then there are some in those little cases that open with the red velvet interior. I have one I do not know who they are...I will try to figure it out.
These are the ones I am working on now.
Boy or girl?
Maybe my Great Grandmothers Aunt
I just realized the background in this picture is the same as Aunt Effies?
I think I know this one, another Aunt of my Great Grandmother.
what do you think? same person? Elizabeth Hickman
Don't you love looking at the clothes too?
Trying to look at them and see if I can get a design for my dress to wear for the Riot Reenactment from 1864. I have a dress I wore for the Lincoln Douglas debate...that was 1994? I do not think it will fit!
Catherine and Susan Hickman
I think my dress will be similar to these and since it is in March I can
have a higher collar and wear my Great Grandmother's
Hope you enjoyed seeing these tin types.
To think I have them in my care and they are 150 years old!