Blue-Eyed Couple in a Tintype

Blue-Eyed Couple in a Tintype

In part three of Darlene Sampley’s mystery photos it’s time to take a look at another tintype. The first post explored the identity of a blue eyed blonde girl in a painted tintype. Last week I looked at a pair of crayon portraits. Preservation Note The flaking around the edges...Read more
Old Blue Eyes in a Family Photo

Old Blue Eyes in a Family Photo

This man’s pale blue eyes stand out in this portrait. Jay Kruizenga submitted the photo with an inquiry about a date for the picture. He’s hopeful it was taken circa 1857 and that it depicts James Pennington (1828-1903).  If the date is correct then Pennington would be 29 years old....Read more
Walt Whitman and Your Old Family Photos

Walt Whitman and Your Old Family Photos

Walt Whitman, 1854, Library of Congress. What could a famous man have in common with your picture collection? It turns out, plenty! Whitman (1819-1892), an American poet, journalist and essayist, had picture problems you’ll find familiar. In 1888, surrounded by images taken of Whitman during his life, his friend Horace...Read more
Walt Whitman and Your Photos

Walt Whitman and Your Photos

Walt Whitman, 1854, Library of Congress. What could a famous man have in common with your picture collection? It turns out plenty!  Whitman (1819-1892), American poet, journalist and essayist had picture problems you’ll find familiar. In 1888, surrounded by images taken of him during his life, his friend Horace Traubel...Read more

A Year's Worth of Photos: 2015

This was another amazing year of photo columns.  Thank you for sharing your family pictures and for re-posting your favorite photo detective blog posts on social media. Can’t wait to see what 2016 will bring! Here’s a month by month overview of your favorites. Please click links to see the...Read more