Wednesday, November 17, 2010

5 Tintypes of Groups of Men, likely from the Bangor, Maine area


Five more tintypes in the collection purchased at a Bangor, Maine show in 1990.   There are about fifty tintypes in all, many showing a family resemblance, many of women, many of men, some of couples, some of children, some of what appear to be family groups and a few showing two or more men.  The tintypes shown in this post do not have backings, but I've included scans of two that do, to show the Bangor, Maine connection.

Check this blog's archives for November 2010 for more tintypes from this collection.  Search for titles with the wording "likely Bangor Maine area" included.


These five show two or more men, including the wonderful one above of a group of men in their working clothes, with a more fancily dressed man in the background, perhaps their employer.


Notice the stump used as a prop in the tintype below.  Bangor was a mecca for lumber, lumbermen and lumber barons.









There were only two tintypes in the entire collection (neither of them on any of the five pictured above) that had a label from the photographer; both were from Bangor, Maine.  One was J. P. Merrill.


The other was A. B. Farrar.




If you recognize any of these men from your family albums or research, please leave a comment below or contact me directly.  


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