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Another Request to Date a Tintype

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Old 11-20-2009, 03:08 PM
Rev Jo'c Rev Jo'c is offline
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Another Request to Date a Tintype

Greetings:

I am new to this group and would appreciate any help. I found this tintype in a packege of old family prints. It was the only tintype. There was no holder and the back has no identifying marks. It is thin and about 2"x2.5".

My ancestors for this part of my family arrive in the mid-1800's at New York City from Ireland. The man in the picture does not look like any relative for whom I have a picture.

I have tried to date the pea coat, bowler, mustache... These do not seem to be specific enough.

Thanks for any help.
John
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:15 PM
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Re: Another Request to Date a Tintype

I did some research and the best I can come up with is late 1880s. It might be as late as 1915. But the fact that it is a tintype may belie that fact, although my great grandmother's engagement photo is a tintype. And I know when that one was taken. If you want to research more, the coat is called a double-breasted frock coat.

In any case, good luck.

Janet

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Old 11-29-2009, 06:44 AM
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Re: Another Request to Date a Tintype

Thank you very much for your submission. I agree tha tthere is nothing definite in the picture that narrows a date.
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