Tintype of a Bride Doll

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    In this tintype a doll dressed as a bride stands before a painted backdrop. Why was she photographed alone? Was she a special doll of a girl who wanted her picture as a memento? Was she a sample for a doll seller or a model to show a style of wedding dress? We will never know.

    I spent some time this week in the storage box of tintypes and picked out some that I will be posting over the next few days. Once again I am finding images that I had forgotten but feel are worth sharing.

    Evening*, neshachan, mrwaterslide, and 20 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Evening* 40 months ago | reply

      Been back to see this about half a dozen times already...It's just too marvelous!

    2. Photo_History - Here but not Happy 40 months ago | reply

      She is kind of spooky I think. Maybe it is the wide open eyes or the fact that she is a bit out of focus. I can't believe I forgot her although she has been hiding in a box for quite a few years.

    3. Evening* 40 months ago | reply

      I think she is lovely, to me looks adorably startled, maybe you surprised her when you removed her from that box.

    4. mcudeque 40 months ago | reply

      how utterly wonderful!

    5. gsalis 37 months ago | reply

      she is so intriguing

    6. Photo_History - Here but not Happy 37 months ago | reply

      I have always wondered what this one means.

    7. Evening* 37 months ago | reply

      I've thought about it a little bit...but honestly I always come back to the same place, I just love the picture...someone took a picture that gave this doll emotion, and so she comes to life...she speaks....she has a particular voice...

    8. gsalis 37 months ago | reply

      she does have a voice, it's eerie.

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