Hello my name is Danielle, I am a new member and really look forward
to being a part of this group. Besides my paying job I am a mixed
media artist and have been working with digital photography for over
10 years beginning with scanning my film prints. I also take
thousands of photos a year for my children's high school and
competitive club sports teams. I am also the self proclaimed family
historian and do research on an early California photographer in our
family (J.R. Hodson) and just like old photos.
At a yard sale this weekend I saw a cased photo on a table when I saw
the $7.50 price tag I grabbed it and paid for it not daring to seem
interested as I thought I was getting a great bargain. I had assumed
I was getting a daguerreotype but upon doing some research I don't
think I do. A magnet will not stick to it so I believe it is not a
tintype. I am thinking maybe an ambrotype. I have posted photos in a
new album titled Cased Photo. I posted pictures of the front, back,
the side where the closure should be, the side that "hinges", the
inside and 2 photos of may attempt to capture what the image looks
like when it catches the light in just the right way. I would love to
hear anyone's thoughts on this. I also am wondering if the girls dress
seems more modern than a photo of the time period for an ambrotype.
Should I find it strange that the girl is not centered in the frame?
I appreciate any comments you may have.