Friends Album: Photos 62 & 63

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Photo 62 is a tintype:

Friend No. 62

Hmmm… Hair parted on the side, so probably a boy. The clothing is very distinctive and I wonder if it’s ethnic dress of some sort. He doesn’t look very happy, does he? Note that his cheeks are hand-colored to look rosy.

I’m so sad about the state of this next photo:

Friend No. 63

I dare not try to remove this photo from the album. This photo has a slight rise to it, kind of bubbling up from the page, which I think is part of why it has shattered. I think the glass is above the photo rather than this being a glass image. Unfortunately, the photo beneath has started to tear with the crack of the glass through the middle of the photo.

There are clues in this photo — this child’s hair is parted down the middle. Therefore, she’s probably a girl. She’s wearing a rather large pendant. The coloring is quite extensive, but I still think it was done by hand.

I think these two photo subjects are related and I believe the next photo we’ll see is another sibling.

I’m struggling to provide a date range for these photos. I’m going to go broad and say 1870s-1880s.

[Photos 64 & 65]

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