On left side of case, young gentleman sitting on chair, with book on table beside him. Some hand-colored pink added to his cheeks. On right side of case, older gentleman in suit, photo of upper body. Father and son?
Both have very nice and ornate mats and preservers.
Wood case, some scuff marks. Tape detached at bottom.
3-1/8 x 3-5/8 x 5/8”
A tintype, also known as a melainotype or ferrotype, is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal coated with a dark lacquer or enamel and used as the support for the photographic emulsion. Tintypes enjoyed their widest use during the 1860s and 1870s, but lesser use of the medium persisted into the early 20th century and it has been revived as a novelty in the 21st.
Listed in the Maryland Historical Society Saint-Memin Print Collection as: ‘Gilmore, Mrs. William Baltimore 1803...
Handwritten on card: ‘Samuel Purviance, 1805.’ Image is glued to cardboard card. ‘Samuel D. Purviance ...