Photo Detective Maureen A. Taylor is back on the case, and this time she's investigating a mysterious tintype that features a man in a top hat.Read More
Our reader, Linda, recently submitted a tintype she found in an old family bible. She knows who owned the bible, but not who is in the image. Photo Detective Maureen A. Taylor is on the case, sharing what clues she finds in this photo and helps narrow down the mystery.Read More
Photo Detective: Tintype Mystery Premium
"I don't think the attached photo is particularly lovely, because it wasn't in very good shape when I got it," Nancy Ratay wrote to me. "However, all family photos are special." She is absolutely right. It is not the quality of the picture that makes...Read More
Kathleen Gannon found this tintype in her grandmother's papers when she died. She has been unable to identify the five family members in this image and is looking for assistance. Invented in 1856, tintypes, as they were popularly known, were also called ferreotypes and melainotypes. Their nickname is misleading...Read More
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