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This photo was sent to me by email found in an attic in Ohio.The man looks like my father.I have been told the photo was taken around the civil war era . On the back of photo it just says Granddad Massey maybe some can help me find his name.


Rob Jackson This is an interesting photo. It appears to be a small tintype (photo on metal)that was taped to the back or inserted in a sleeve-pocket with a small oval window or mat acting as a frame. Often the thin cardboard the tintype is attached to has gold trim.

These were popular in the 1860s is correct.
Rob Jackson
Jul 31, 2004 · Reply
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