Jemima Frances Irvine’s Gem Album of Tintypes

From © The Private Collection of John and Robyn McCullagh 2005-2010 ARR. This gem album containing 49 tintypes is probably from the estate of Jemima Frances IRVINE (1822-1920)* conchologist, artist, traveller and daughter of playwright David Burn, now part of The Private Collection of John and Robyn McCullagh. The album was manufactured by Gove & Allen, 324 George St. Sydney, Australia, and when closed measures … Continue reading Jemima Frances Irvine’s Gem Album of Tintypes

Tintype with floral mount

This photograph, sandwiched inside an astonishingly elaborate mount, was possibly an original tintype with a print substituted for the metal plate at some later date, or an 1880s imitation of the popular tintype format whose major feature was a “window” for viewing the subject. The window gave a certain three-dimensional depth of perspective. As for the mount itself, its immensely decorative floral motif and soft … Continue reading Tintype with floral mount