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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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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.