Even if made after 1869, it could still be your gg grandfather and this image was made to memorialize him.Also, the word "Ives" on the back was likely the name of the artist who did the painting.Why would this person have a problem doing the fist 7 (assuming it is one). The Daguerrotype was made with an emultion of silver halide over a silver or copper plate.I also don’t see why the Person would have trouble making a round 9 as they made a near circle right above it. The light colored, oval boarder at the bottom does look like part of the photo. Due to the expense of the original Daguerrotype, tintypes quickly took their place.Hi, I have a tintype photo that I am trying to date. The gentleman in the photo does not look like John Evans, when compared to several other known photos. This photo belonged to a relative (John Evans) who lived between 1864-1924.At the bottom you can see the remnant of the gold border of an oval, and I am assuming that this is part of the original image and not a present border.It was not uncommon to have a photographer take a photograph of an existing image.
hope Steve is not to upset with us and drops back in sometime.. Maybe this could have helped some: Dating_Period Costume_History_Pictures_Tin Types, ETC Victorian and Edwardian Photographs - Roger Vaughan Personal Collection I sort of thought earlier that it was 7577, but that just might be a one instead of a 7 at the beginning. There is a little loop at the top, but scratching a curve into the surface was not an easy task. I'd agree that it could also be a 7 or 9, But my thought is that if the last two numbers are 7's, The look very similar and near matches.The original was probably also a tintype as well as they were often placed in a CDV size cardstock with the oval opening and gold border.Then, some sort of backing was attached to hold the tintype in place.So, I assume the photo is of another family member.I have read through several web sites on dating old tintype photos.the photographs are showing beautiful portraits of young women and men showing of their best for the camera.