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Tin Types & CDVs

This gallery contains a small collection of tin types also includes a single ambrotype in a folding case. The carte-de-visite was a smaller card-mounted photo (usually around 2¼" X 4¼" in size) and often pre-date the larger cabinet cards. The photos in this collection range from the 1860s to the 1890s.

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Item 0001

Photo

Date: circa 1880s

Type: Tintype

Size: 2.5"w × 3.75"h

Description: Unidentified woman in front of painted backdrop. This same backdrop can be seen in items 0002 and 0004. Are the women related? They may be, but I don't think this is the sister of the woman in 0002—who I believe to be Mary (Dock) Loudenback.

Item 0002

Photo

Date: circa 1880s

Type: Tintype

Size: 2.5"w × 3.25"h

Description: I believe this is a photo of Mary (Dock) Loudenback (1859-1920). She looks to be around 30 here, so that would put this photo as from around 1890. Within the tintype collection, she also appears in photo 0003.

Item 0003

Photo

Date: circa 1880s

Type: Tintype

Size: 4"w × 6"h

Description: This photo shows my great-great grandparents, Mary (Dock) Loudenback (1859-1920) and John Loudenback (1842-1929), in a photo studio. As they were married in 1885 (John's first wife, Fernanda Davis (1847–1884) having died), we can probably date this photo to the 1880s. Photo set in white cardboard frame.

Item 0004

Photo

Date: circa 1880s

Type: Tintype

Size: 2.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: Unidentified woman in studio. The painted backdrop is to be the same as in items 0001 and 0002, but I don't know what the relationship is between these three women. As this woman is older than the other two, it's possible she is the mother of Mary Dock (in photo 0002).

If that's the case (and this is just speculation), then that would mean this is Harriet Amanda (Broom) Dock (1834-1915) who would have been in her 50s at the time.

Item 0005

Photo

Date: early 1870s

Type: Tintype

Size: 2.5"w × 4"h

Description: Small tintype of unidentified woman, mounted in a cardboard frame. I'm estimating early 1870s because the frame is the exact style seen on a confirmed 1873 tintype documented on the Phototree website.

Item 0006

Photo

Date: circa 1860s

Type: Tintype

Size: 2.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: Two men sitting in chairs in a photo studio. The man on the left appears to be my great-great grandfather, John Loudenback (1842-1929). John looks to be in his 20's in this photo. He did have a brother, and perhaps that's who the other man is, but John's brother was about 7 years younger than him, and I'm not sure I see that large of an age difference here.

Item 0007

Photo

Date: 1860s

Type: Tintype

Size: 1.75"w × 2.75"h

Description: I believe this is another photo of my great-great grandfather, John Loudenback, sporting a long beard.

Item 0008

Photo

Date: 1860s–1880s

Type: Tintype

Size: 2.25"w × 3.25"h

Description: This very scratched and dented tintype shows a toddler on a woman's lap.

Item 0009

Photo

Date: early 1860s

Type: Ambrotype

Size: 2.25"w × 3.25"h

Description: This appears to be John Loudenback as a young man, maybe about 15 years old. This ambrotype is in a small folding case common to this type of photo.

Item 0010

Photo

Date: 1873

Type: Carte de visite

Size: 2.25"w × 4.25"h

Description: A baby, presumably Francis M. Apple (as is written on the back), sitting on a small seat. This is a very thin card.

According to Langdon's list of photographers (langdonroad.com), G. W. Collins, the photographer who created this card, operated in Urbana in 1864-1865, and then again in 1872-1873.

A search on ancestry.com revealed a Francis Marion Apple, who was born on 10 Oct 1872, in Champaign County, Ohio (whose county seat is Urbana). His father is Simon Apple and his mother is Elizabeth "Betsy" Ann Loudenback.

Betsy Loudenback (1839-1914) was the sister of John Loudenback (1842-1929). Refer to item 0041.

Francis died on July 23, 1952 and is buried in St. Paris, Champaign County, Ohio.

Card text, reverse: G. W. Collins, MANUFACTURER OF SQUARE FRAMES, Photographer, - And Dealer in all kinds of Photograph Goods and Oval Frames. - 18 South Side Public Square, URBANA, O. - Additional copies can be had of this Picture at any time.

Handwriting, reverse: Francis M. Apple

Item 0010-b

Photo

Description: Reverse side of 0010.

Item 0011

Photo

Date: circa 1880s

Type: Carte de visite

Size: 2.25"w × 4.25"h

Description: Unidentified baby with a long dress, in a studio against painting of outdoor scenery. This appears to be the same backdrop seen in item 0018 (showing John Loudenback), and the reverse side of the photo shows the same graphic. If those portraits were taken at the same time, it's possible this baby is John's first child from his second wife (Mary Dock), Ollie Loudenback, who was born in 1888.

Card text: Conley Bros., - Celina, O.

Item 0011-b

Photo

Description: Reverse side of 0011.

Item 0012

Photo

Date: circa 1891

Type: Carte de visite

Size: 2.25"w × 4.25"h

Description: My great-grandmother, Ollie Essie Loudenback, at about age 3.

Handwriting: "Little Ollie Essie"

Item 0013

Photo

Date: circa 1870s

Type: Carte de visite

Size: 2.25"w × 4.25"h

Description: This very scratched photo depicts Godfrey Linn (1856-1936), brother of Peter Linn, sitting in a chair in a studio setting.

Card text, front: L. FRANCK - ZWEIBRÜCKEN

Card text, reverse: Prämirt Mannheim 1880 - ATELIER & VERGRÖSSERUNGS-INSTITUT - VON LUDWIG FRANCK ZWEIBRÜCKEN - vis-à-vis der kath. Kirche - Die Platte bleibt für Nachbestellungen aufbewart.

Handwriting, reverse: Godfrey Linn Celina - Grandpa Linn - Brother to Peter Linn

Item 0013-b

Photo

Description: Reverse side of 0013.

Item 0014

Photo

Date: late 1880s

Type: Carte de visite

Size: 2.25"w × 4.25"h

Description: This photo shows Alonzo "Lon" Loudenback (1868-1935), in a Conley Brothers studio setting. He looks to be in his late teens or early 20s here, so the photo can be dated to the late 1880s. The same background and props are seen in items 0015, 0016, and 0017. Still, it's not clear these were all taken at the same time, because there are inconsistencies in the cards' printed text on the front and back.

Item 0014-b

Photo

Description: Reverse side of 0014.

Handwriting: Lon Loudenback

Item 0015

Photo

Date: late 1880s

Type: Carte de visite

Size: 2.25"w × 4.25"h

Description: Mary Elizabeth Loudenback, in full-body portrait from the Conley Brothers photo studio in Celina, Ohio. Slightly different pose than the photo in item 0016.

Item 0016

Photo

Date: late 1880s

Type: Carte de visite

Size: 2.25"w × 4.25"h

Description: Mary Elizabeth Loudenback, in full-body portrait from the Conley Brothers photo studio in Celina, Ohio. Slightly different pose than the photo in item 0015.

Card text: Conley Bros., Celina, O.

Item 0017

Photo

Date: late 1880s

Type: Carte de visite

Size: 2.25"w × 4.25"h

Description: Unidentified young woman in full-body portrait from the Conley Brothers photo studio in Celina, Ohio. She could possibly be one of John Loudenback's daughters, Mary (born 1873) or Laura (born 1867).

Card text, reverse: CONLEY BRO'S PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO, Celina, Ohio.

Item 0017-b

Photo

Description: Reverse side of item 0018.

Item 0018

Photo

Date: late 1880s

Type: Carte de visite

Size: 2.25"w × 4.25"h

Description: In this full-body portrait of John Loudenback, he appears to be in his 40s. As he was born in 1842, that would put this photo as from about the 1880s. The backdrop, as well as the reverse side graphics, are the same as item 0011.

Item 0018-b

Photo

Description: Reverse side of item 0018.

Item 0019

Photo

Date: circa 1880s

Type: Carte de visite

Size: 2.25w" × 4.25"h

Description: Unidentified woman with a young girl and a baby on her lap. The original is quite faded and this photo has been adjusted to enhance the contrast.

Card text, reverse: Conley Bros., CELINA, OHIO.

Item 0019-b

Photo

Description: Reverse side of item 0019.