Dating ambrotype photos

If you’re a passionate family history buff like us, everyone from your mother to your Great Aunt Sally knows that they can pawn off boxes of old family photos for you to peruse to your heart’s content.

Imagine adding your family tree to a simple website and getting hundreds of new family history discoveries instantly.

However, the cases were soon replaced by paper sleeves.

Often today, tintypes are found in one’s collection without the sleeves.

Most likely, but if not, the photograph was obviously treasured to have been kept throughout the years. How did the photograph(s) come into your possession? You may miss valuable information including the identity of the photograph’s individuals.

Could the photograph(s) be of her sisters, parents, or cousins? You may not have much oral history in your family or a large extended family to ask. You can still have options for determining the date or age of a photograph.Daguerreotypes were produced on a thin copper metal support that had a polished coating of silver that was mirror-like.

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