Before and After [ Archive Image 3447 ]

Tintype of a little girl in her coffin. This is how the image was found, still sealed, with very dirty glass that obscured a lot of the detail.

After carefully removing the seals and brass mat, the entire image was scanned and added to our Archive. The detail was greatly improved, and without the mat the entire scene was revealed, showing more of her unusual coffin…

Johnstown, PA Flood (1889) Child Survivors

Harry, Frank, Myrtle, and John, siblings who survived the devastating Johnstown flood that occurred in May, 1889, killing more than 2200 people. Note that a couple of the boys have injuries.

The Hill family had 8 children at the time of the flood, and at least one of them, Ivy (Myrtle’s twin), died in event, as well as the family’s housekeeper, Jenny Jack.

We have several Johnstown Flood related images in our collection, including post mortem image(s). If you’re a member, just use the search feature on our site. Not an Archive member? Review our membership info here.

[ FOR SALE ] Post Mortem Ambrotype Little Girl PLUS Several Pages of Mourning Poetry

1850s, 1/6 ambrotype in half of a case that has been converted
to a wall frame with an old hanging loop affixed to the back.

Also included are three pages, front and back, of handwritten
mourning poetry that were purchased along with this photo,
possibly written by the child’s mother. I didn’t research
the words, so I don’t know if the writing is original work
or not.

Ambrotype is behind heavy brass mat and glass. In overall VG
antique condition with some age related discoloration, and
some specks and stuff underneath the glass.

Non-Member Price:
$635 + $15 shipping (Boxed insured Priority Mail)
Purchase now (US ONLY, please) Member Price
$545 + $15 shipping (Boxed insured Priority  Mail)
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