Tintype of a Bride Doll

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.

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Uploaded on December 4, 2011