A Victorian age tintype with a beautifully bright paper frame.
(Unfortunately I left this on my bed and I found it chewed up later by my dogs. It’s picture itself is still in good condition. Note to self: Store antiquities away as soon as possible. )

A Victorian age tintype with a beautifully bright paper frame.

(Unfortunately I left this on my bed and I found it chewed up later by my dogs. It’s picture itself is still in good condition. Note to self: Store antiquities away as soon as possible. )

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Hello again everyone, 
Sorry again for my absence. Its been a difficult semester and my collection is wearing thin so I’ve also been on a hunt for more vintage. This handsome guy is my recent purchase from this seller on ebay to whom I completely recommend. The  shipping came with a tracking number and the photo came so well packaged it even came with acid free tissue paper that made my inner curator heart soar. 
This photo is the third tin type I own but the first with a bit of color on the cheeks. Not to mention that great goatee.
The item was found in a Philadelphia estate, circa 1880-90

Hello again everyone, 

Sorry again for my absence. Its been a difficult semester and my collection is wearing thin so I’ve also been on a hunt for more vintage. This handsome guy is my recent purchase from this seller on ebay to whom I completely recommend. The  shipping came with a tracking number and the photo came so well packaged it even came with acid free tissue paper that made my inner curator heart soar. 

This photo is the third tin type I own but the first with a bit of color on the cheeks. Not to mention that great goatee.

The item was found in a Philadelphia estate, circa 1880-90


A recent ebay purchase- 

Two WWI era soldiers.

People were really into postcards in those days. Interestingly enough, for those of you who are curators, postcards that are written on are considered archival documents and should be stored according. Those that aren’t are under “photograph” or images depending on whatever form of categorizing a particular museum uses. 

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Same woman, same great sailor outfit.. 
circa 1920’s 

Same woman, same great sailor outfit.. 

circa 1920’s 


There are a lot of photos of this particular women in a lot of photos I bought a very long time ago, some of the photos you’ve seen. I love her fashion sense, she seems to have enjoyed it herself. 
Polaroid, circa 1920’s

There are a lot of photos of this particular women in a lot of photos I bought a very long time ago, some of the photos you’ve seen. I love her fashion sense, she seems to have enjoyed it herself. 

Polaroid, circa 1920’s

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I bought a beautiful  brass oval frame and this came picture came in it. I can’t make any assumptions about where they are or who they are ( maybe perhaps the age- looks to be the 90’s) but I really enjoy the photo. 

I bought a beautiful  brass oval frame and this came picture came in it. I can’t make any assumptions about where they are or who they are ( maybe perhaps the age- looks to be the 90’s) but I really enjoy the photo. 

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This was part of my high school English teacher’s in class collection. I asked if I could borrow it but I guess it’s been three years since I’ve asked. I like to think I’m taking good care of it for her. 

This was part of my high school English teacher’s in class collection. I asked if I could borrow it but I guess it’s been three years since I’ve asked. I like to think I’m taking good care of it for her. 


If you ever had an English class then you have probably seen this book. Winner of the 1989 Newbery award it is a must for the poetry section of your bookshelf. That is, if you have someone else to read it with 

If you ever had an English class then you have probably seen this book. Winner of the 1989 Newbery award it is a must for the poetry section of your bookshelf. That is, if you have someone else to read it with