As I was saying in my last post, I like to buy photographs of people I don't know. I bought this little tin type today because I thought it would be perfect for a project. It measures 1.75" x 3". It isn't in the best shape, but the price was right. From what I understand, tin types were used from the 1850s until the early 1900s. Taking ones photo was certainly a planned event - no digital snap shots there!
I want to include a name for her in my project and thought perhaps 'Sarah' would fit. She probably is wearing her best polka dot dress. I wonder, did she make it, or was it 'store bought'? She looks groomed without fuss, and her hands look as if they were used to doing work. Was she married with children, and where did she live? What is 'Sarah's' story? Can you help me name her?