In my collection, I have a few tin types. Today, I’m going to share one of an older lady in a cute hat. I can’t really see her dress well enough to try to date the photo so we will just have to enjoy it for its own self.
These things are fiendishly difficult to photograph. Use a flash and all you see is white glare, don’t use a flash and it is hard to see. The same thing happens with cabinet cards but not to such a great degree.
The poor dear looks so gaunt in the face…I should like to feed her some ice-cream and send her to bed for a nice long nap. She does have a darling little hat though.