Rare Antique Tintype of Women Hiding Behind Open Umbrella
Here we have a rare and unusual tintype of two women hiding behind an open umbrella. Who said the old-timers didn't know how to stray from the norm? Such a bizarre image. They're dressed to the 9's and hiding from the camera. And it probably took an hour to set up that shot. You have to love the 1870s-80s. They knew how to cut it up and ship it out.
The rare antique photograph comes out of a Twin Cities collector's estate containing some very rare and unusual photography. My guess is the rare tintype came out of the 1880s.
The unusual tintype photograph measures about 3 3/4" tall, and just over 2 1/4" wide. There is some slight surface wear, especially along the front of the dress of the woman on the left (see pic). There also is a very slight indent (bend?) at the top center of the tintype. The very bottom right corner also has a small bend. There is very slight patina throughout. However, the sharpness of the image and really pops. Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
I ship FedEx to street addresses in the continental USA only (no PO boxes). The rare tintype will be shipping housed in a hard sleeve. Free shipping on the unusual 19th century photograph.