View Full Version : Recent Pickup - Baseball team tintype

06-01-2007, 04:37 PM
Posted By: <b>kjjavic</b><p>Hey guys,<br /><br />I picked up this 1/6th plate tintype recently of a baseball team. I was told it was circa 1870s. Does that date seem right?

06-01-2007, 05:17 PM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>Looks quite a bit later, probably 1890's.

06-01-2007, 07:39 PM
Posted By: <b>Keith</b><p>Thanks Barry,<br />Is it the sweaters that point to that?

06-01-2007, 08:06 PM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>Sweaters, hair style, caps, and general way they pose. After you've seen hundreds of 19th century photographs, you kind of get a sense of what decade a picture was taken. Dan , Rob M., Corey, David R, and others are also good at dating photos. It just takes experience.