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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Five tintypes of Children, likely 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 tintypes, the last in the collection, are of children. Also shown are the backs of the only two tintypes in the collection (neither of them on the reverse of any of the children's tintypes) that have photographer's labels: those of J. P. Merrill and A. B. Farrar, both of Bangor, Maine.
If you recognize any of these children from your family albums or research, please leave a comment or contact me directly.