|dee_burris (dee_burris) wrote,|
@ 2010-11-15 07:06 am UTC
|Entry tags:||mystery monday, photo post, williams|
This one fell out.
I have no idea who she is. She could have been one of Maxie's friends, since I have found other photos of Maxie's friends in the album.
It was taken between 1871 and 1878, according to my research on the photographer.
Then, there is the daguerreotype - equally mysterious.
I've taken it apart one time to get all the information I could about it.
In the interest of historic accuracy, I really think this is an ambrotype, placed in a daguerreotype case made by Litchfield, Parsons and Co. The tag inside the back of the piece says the case is a Union case, with embracing riveted hinge, patented by LP&C on October 14, 1856 and April 21, 1857. By the late 1860s, the ambrotype was replaced by the tintype.
So I have a date range for my heirloom photograph of roughly 1856 through 1865.
And no clue as to the identity of my ancestresses.