Unidentified Photographer, Portrait Photograph of Anthony “Tony” De Souza Williams & Unidentified Man, c. 1861-1868
THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:
Name(s): Anthony “Tony” De Souza Williams and Unidentified Man
Description: The writing on the envelope says "daguerreotype," but the rust on the photos leads me to believe this is a tintype. Williams is standing with his hand on the unidentified, sitting man's shoulder. Both men are wearing three-piece suits with ties. Williams is wearing a hat, while the unidentified man holds his. Tintype's popularity peaked between 1861-1868. Judging by the men's clothes I would date this tintype to that time.
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Format / Size: tintype, approximately 6.25 x 8 cm
Medium: Wet plate collodion on iron plate
Description, Obverse: (identify group or individual, gender(s); identify pose, furniture & props; describe composition, background, added color…)
Description, Reverse: N/A
Date: c. 1861-1868
Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)
Owner: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1997-672-03
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