This original tintype photograph is over 130 years old. The original had some scratches and discoloration. The original tin type is approximately 2.5 inches x 3.75 inches.
The original tintype photograph prior to digital restoration. The reproduction image of the tintype. The discoloration was corrected while maintaining the tones of the original tintype.
Guth Family PortraitThis Guth family portrait is a tin-type photograph. The Victorian style of the ladies dresses indicates the photograph was likely taken between 1884 and 1886. The ladies in the portrait are believed to be Frances Philomena Guth (L) with her mother Theresa Loll (R). The man is likely a brother of Frances Philomena Guth. Frances Philomena Guth would have been between 21 and 23 in this photograph. Her mother Theresa Loll would have been between 49 and 51 in this photograph.
The family was one of the prominent families in Clarion, Pennsylvania in the late 1800’s. Leopold Guth owned his own jewelry and watch making business. The family’s prominence is demonstrated by the clothing the ladies are wearing and because they could afford to have their photograph taken.
This tin type and several others were included in the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Frances Philomena Guth appears to have ended up with these photographs. She passed the photographs down to her daughter Frances Philomena Selker. Frances' daughter Mary Eugina McDonald ended up with her mother's photo collections which is time were handed down to me. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.
The reproduction of the tintype was printed on photo paper at 8 inches x 12 inches and set into a larger frame with matting. A copy of this priceless family heirloom can be shared and the original can be properly stored. The reproduction of the tintype can be printed up to 11 inches x 14 inches on photo paper and 11 inches x 14 inches on metal.
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