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Natalie-Nicole Bates
My name is Natalie-Nicole Bates. I live in the United Kingdom and I am a published author of contemporary and paranormal romance. You can find out more about my books by visiting www.natalienicolebates.com. Here is where you will find my collection of antique photographs, some of which have inspired my stories.
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Monday, December 9, 2013

New Cowboy Ambrotype

This is the latest addition to my collection. An ambrotype of a man with a bow tie. The image is extremely dirty under the glass. The case is split. But the added bonus of  is there is a lock of light brown hair beneath the image.

I'm Back...

First, apologies for being away for so long. Life got in the way, along with several new book releases. I'm hoping to start adding new photos to this blog, starting today.
Sunday, December 16, 2012

Meet John Chamberlin

This is JohnChamberlin. He comes as CDV in fairly good condition with name written on back in pencil. As you all know, I have a thing for beards...

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Civil War-era Dag

Here is a very nice Civil War-era Daguerreotype of a young man. Notice the shine from his watch and ring. The complete case with red matt is present, but split.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Do You Know Me?

I love to obtain photos of the same person taken either at the same time or even better, at different times.

Here are three original tintypes of the same man. The first two appear earlier than the one of him in profile.

But what really attracted me to this group of photos is the handwritten note on the middle image that says, 'Do you know me'.

I think there is a story here somewhere...

The left image has a photographer's ad on the back: Bon Ton Card/Gem Gallery/J.W. & F.R. Tinsley/2 for 50 cents/Chicago, Illinois.

Two are 4" x 2.5"; the other is slightly trimmed.

Monday, October 29, 2012

A Great Daguerreotype

When I first saw this Dag, I thought the online seller was mistaken and that it was actually an Ambrotype because the image is so clean and clear and the image looked flat. I didn't buy it right away--it was pricey, and I wasn't sure what I was going to get. But when the price was reduced, I decided to buy it anyway.

Turns out it is a Daguerreotype of a great looking guy. I have to say the condition is remarkably good. This Dag must have been well loved for many years. I'm glad to have it in my collection.
Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Dag and the lock of hair

When I bought this Civil War era Daguerreotype of a nice looking blonde haired man in an overcoat, it came with a little surprise. Tucked behind the image in a folded up piece of paper is a lock of blonde hair. On the paper is written the name 'Charlie Sloan' and beneath it looks like a city, but time has unfortunately faded the writing.

One would assume the hair belongs to this gentleman, and that he most likely died shortly after the photo was taken as the hair is all blonde, no gray at all.

It's a great piece in very good condition.