Tin Types

Here’s a super rad video from PetaPixel about how tin types were/are made. Watch it. It rocks. And I totally want to do this some day…..

http://www.petapixel.com/2012/03/08/how-civil-war-era-tintype-photographs-were-made/

Also, here’s a tin type I have in my collection….. It’s labeled on the back…. “Tallest Girl – Mother’s Sister Cora. Next tallest – Anna. Short one – Mother H.”  So, that would make the “short one” my great grandmother or great great grandmother….  I just can’t remember which one had a sister named Cora.

 

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