Several things make this photo special. Grandmother is holding the hands of the man behind her – probably her grandson? She has such a sweet smile on her face! The gentleman in the middle of the photo is wearing a uniform, and holding a hat in his lap – a soldier, police officer? He seems a little sad – if he’s been through war that would explain why. The balding gentleman also has a hat.
An approximate date for this photo would be late 1880’s or early 1890’s. No photographer’s name due to it being a tintype. If only we had names!