Once upon a time…

1/6th plate tintype. Personal Collection.

1/6th plate tintype. Private Collection.

This is one of those tintypes that makes me smile. The gentleman looks so victorian with his mustache, but the backdrop here’s the real star and the reason why I added this one to my collection. It’s just so quaint!

The backdrop of the house with the tree looks right out of a fable. I almost can see Red Riding Hood prancing out of the front porch. And the made-up fence with the ivy pot brings it all together and gives the whole image a 3D effect. Here I’m not sure if the gentleman is wearing a collar at all.

All in all, the photographer’s artist gave his backdrop and props a lot of thought, and it came out wonderful!

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