ca. 1875, [tintype portrait of a gentleman with a camera]
via the International Center of Photography

ca. 1875, [tintype portrait of a gentleman with a camera]

via the International Center of Photography

ca. 1860’s-90’s, [tintype portrait of a young boy, likely the photographer’s son, playing in the studio among head clamps, paint, and photographic supplies]
via Cowan’s Auctions

ca. 1860’s-90’s, [tintype portrait of a young boy, likely the photographer’s son, playing in the studio among head clamps, paint, and photographic supplies]

via Cowan’s Auctions

ca. 1889, [cabinet card, portrait of woman advertising a photographer for the Trade Carnival in Greenville, Texas; cabinet card portraits are attached to her dress, while carte de visites make up her headpiece], Fayette W. Knight
via Southern Methodist University Libraries, DeGolyer Library, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs Collection

ca. 1889, [cabinet card, portrait of woman advertising a photographer for the Trade Carnival in Greenville, Texas; cabinet card portraits are attached to her dress, while carte de visites make up her headpiece], Fayette W. Knight

via Southern Methodist University Libraries, DeGolyer Library, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs Collection

ca. 1855, [daguerreotype of the wagon studio of traveling photographer William Harding with the subject seated inside], James A. Boyd 

Inscribed in pencil, “Taken By James A. Boyd at White Pigeon June the 6 1855, James A. Boyd Artist, Artist Wm Hardings Car, Price $6.00”.

via Heritage Auctions

ca. 1855, [daguerreotype of the wagon studio of traveling photographer William Harding with the subject seated inside], James A. Boyd

Inscribed in pencil, “Taken By James A. Boyd at White Pigeon June the 6 1855, James A. Boyd Artist, Artist Wm Hardings Car, Price $6.00”.

via Heritage Auctions

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