Civil War Era

RARE Pair of Ferrotype/TinType Death Photos of Little Girl Civil War Era 25% OFF

RARE Pair of Ferrotype/TinType Death Photos of Little Girl Civil War Era 25% OFF
RARE Pair of Ferrotype/TinType Death Photos of Little Girl Civil War Era 25% OFF
RARE Pair of Ferrotype/TinType Death Photos of Little Girl Civil War Era 25% OFF
RARE Pair of Ferrotype/TinType Death Photos of Little Girl Civil War Era 25% OFF
RARE Pair of Ferrotype/TinType Death Photos of Little Girl Civil War Era 25% OFF
RARE Pair of Ferrotype/TinType Death Photos of Little Girl Civil War Era 25% OFF
RARE Pair of Ferrotype/TinType Death Photos of Little Girl Civil War Era 25% OFF
RARE Pair of Ferrotype/TinType Death Photos of Little Girl Civil War Era 25% OFF
RARE Pair of Ferrotype/TinType Death Photos of Little Girl Civil War Era 25% OFF
RARE Pair of Ferrotype/TinType Death Photos of Little Girl Civil War Era 25% OFF
RARE Pair of Ferrotype/TinType Death Photos of Little Girl Civil War Era 25% OFF
RARE Pair of Ferrotype/TinType Death Photos of Little Girl Civil War Era 25% OFF

RARE Pair of Ferrotype/TinType Death Photos of Little Girl Civil War Era 25% OFF

A Matching Pair (or Companion Pair) of a Post-Mortem Photograph of a Girl. (also known as Death Photographs, or Memorial Photographs). High Victorian Era Dated mid 1850's to late 1860's.

Each Case Measures 3 3/4" x 3 1/4" x 3/4. Black 4 7/8 oz Brown 4 1/4 oz.

Both images are hand tinted, although the coloring on one of them is far more faded than the other. Both images are framed in matching low relief, rose gold mattes, with lovely scrollwork, flowers and acanthus leaves. The image is of a young girl reclining on a checkered throw laid over a chaise lounge. She wears a lovely, halter-top type dress over a puffed, short-sleeve blouse. The skirt is embellished with trim, and tops layers of crinoline underskirts. She wears stockings and Bar shoes, today known as Mary Jane shoes. Her hands are gracefully folded on her lap. The style of the young girl's dress would indicate pre-civil war to civil war era, or sometime during the late 1850's to mid-to-late 1860's. The skirts in the images are hand tinted yellow with the color more vibrant in the black case than the brown one. The checkered throws are of different values with the throw in the brown case being lighter than its counterpart. I'm not sure, but it looks as if there is a soft green tint to the lighter throw. In each photo, the young girl has faded, rose-colored cheeks.

The photographic technique used is called Ferrotype, or Tintype. A very underexposed negative image was produced on a thin iron plate. It was blackened by painting, lacquering or enamelling, and coated with a collodion photographic emulsion.

The dark background gave the resulting image the appearance of a positive. The images are housed in double thermoplastic cases manufactured by Littlefield & Parsons Co. While some list the cases as being made of "gutta therma", photo cases were never made out of gutta therma, but from a combination of wood fibers and shellac mixed together to form a thermoplastic, which was then pressed into a mold that the inventor called, "Union", thus the name, "Union Case". The man who invented the material was Samuel Peck: One of the owners of the Scovill Manufacturing Company.

Each case has its own distinct and individual, yet compatible three dimensional, low relief design. The black case is lined with dark blue velvet with a stamped, decorative design. The brown case is lined with a dark green velvet stamped with a comparative, decorative design. Behind each of the photos, on the inside of the case, are labels. The Scovill Mf'g Co.

{The Scovill Manufacturing Co was founded in 1802, in Waterbury, Connecticut}. Proprietors and only legal Manu. Facturers of UNION CASES, with the. The photos are in good and very good condition. The photo in the brown case has some smearing, or scratches near the young girl's feet.

The gold is in perfect condition , with no chips, tears, or dents. The velvet is in very good condition without any rips, and only a few, minor faded spots. Each case has a few, small chips on the edges or corners.

The brown case has a chip on one of its face designs. Otherwise, they are in good condition. Both cases close completely, although there is some chipping around the clap on the black case.

So while it closes completely, it does not latch. The clasp on the brown case is in working condition. Please, see images, as they are part of the description.

This companion pair of a memorial photo in cases i. Not only a piece of Victorian history.

But also a piece of Victorian art. And please, check out my other items listed for sale.. You never know what you might find at your Aunti Q's. The item "RARE Pair of Ferrotype/TinType Death Photos of Little Girl Civil War Era 25% OFF" is in sale since Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Tintypes". The seller is "aunti_qs" and is located in Huntsville, Alabama. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia, South africa, New Zealand.
  • Region of Origin: US
  • Modified Item: No
  • Framing: Matted & Encased
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: Small (Up to 7")
  • Featured Refinements: Victorian Post Mortem
  • Date of Creation: 1856 - 1870
  • Color: Black & White
  • Photo Type: Ambrotype
  • Subject: Post Mortem
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print

RARE Pair of Ferrotype/TinType Death Photos of Little Girl Civil War Era 25% OFF