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Tintype from Cape May, New Jersey

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One of my finds at a Paris antique store – Loch Lea.  A tintype taken at the Pier Avenue Photo Gallery, adjoining the Iron Pier, at Cape May, New Jersey.  Although tintypes had their beginnings around 1860, they became popular again around 1900 – especially at open air booths in carnivals and at the seaside!

This is a very handsome couple!  Perhaps they are on their honeymoon?  Their wedding rings are prominently displayed – and appear new!  The lady is dressed in my favorite white, with flowers pinned to her bodice.  Her hat is nicely perched to show off to advantage.  And the gentleman is very dapper in his stiff collar and printed necktie.

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