Tin Type Picture

This is a photoshopped Tin Type picture that was in some of my Grandmother's pictures. I don't have a clue who she is. As I study her face, I see a little bit of a lot of the women in my family. Fun



  1. Great photo! I love old pictures, but it's such a shame that there are so many around which no one has a clue about. Dh's grandma is very good about marking things, but someone before her was not. She has a stack of photos old black and whites which are not labeled and no one remembers the people in the photos. They are some of the best old photos she has, too. On the other hand, I hate when people mark the pictures across the front or write too hard on the back so that it is visible on the front. My Gram and dh's grandma both did a little of that.

  2. What I hated is that in the box I got from MY mother, someone had written names on the front of the pictures and they were wrong. Nothing on this one. Does she look like she could be a memebr of your family also? MUD

  3. There are ways to figure out who this might be. First of all write down what you know about the photo (not on the photo but on a copy with room to write. You say you know nothing, but you do. Which grandma's box of pics was this in? That info alone would likely reduce by at least 1/2 the number of ancesters it could be. Obviously it is a female. Ask all older relatives if they recognize this person. This is a fairly young adult female but note the ring prominently displayed on the left hand. I will guess she is newly married. The exact size and type of the original photo, any photographer marks, cases, other photos with the same setting, etc will help. Note the clothing style. You have done the first most important thing and that is to scan it for archiving. As custodians of family treasures we all should do the best we can to preserve, archive and share these gems for future generations. An amazing book on the topic is:
    "Forensic Genealogy" by Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD.