Portrait album

Collection Type

  • Photography

GUSN

GUSN-286430

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Description

This is small leather-bound album containing "gem" tintype portraits and a small number of gem-sized albumen prints. A few of these albumen prints are portraits, but the rest are tiny copies of sentimental or religious paintings The portraits are mostly undated and unidentified as to subject or photographer. The presence of children, babies, pets and older people indicates that these are probably family albums.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
children (people by age group)
families
elderly
religious art
photograph albums
tintypes (prints)
albumen prints

Physical Description

1 portrait album

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Reference Code

PC009.068A

Date Notes

ca. 1860s-1890s

Credit Line

Gift of Virginia Stockwell.

Record Details

Material Type

photograph albums
tintypes (prints)
albumen prints

Subjects

pets

Description Level

Item