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The elder man is wearing a collarless shirt — too bad, because it's easier to date men's collars and neckties.The younger man is not wearing a necktie, but his shirt has a pointed, flat collar. The tintype was taken in front of a painted background — hardly unusual for tintypes, but more likely found in St.I really enjoy collecting commercial fragrance bottles.

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The intro year is available from a number of references on fragrance bottles.

Dates beyond the date of introduction, however, are harder to find.

Close examination of sleeves and collars can provide valuable information.

Other things to look for on women are the presence and size of a bustle and the fullness of the skirt.

Therefore the photo is more than likely Michael and Peter, perhaps taken before Peter left for Kansas to live with relatives, leaving Michael behind.

Sometimes a good guess is as close as you'll get to the answers.Tintypes This inexpensive photo process was similar to the Ambrotype, but instead of using a glass plate, the tintype image was processed on a thin sheet of blackened iron – not tin.The name might come from the fact that tin shears were used to cut the iron plate.Two young men stare out at me from a small old photograph. A variety of websites offer tips and tools, and they have the great advantage of being able to provide visual aids.On the back, in my grandmother's handwriting, is written "Grandpa King's brothers." At least I've got some information to work with, but I'm eager to learn more: When was the picture taken? Which two of my great-grandfather's brothers are these? Type of photograph To learn more about my mystery photo, I checked examples of photos in the collections of Andrew J. Both websites detail the history of photography, including samples of various types of photography, such as daguerreotype, cabinet card and tintype.She also helps collectors in their detective work on bottle dates by providing hundreds of photos of actual fragrance advertisements with the year in which it appeared.

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