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What is it that I hope for from these? They rarely have the clarity or vibrancy of tintypes, and perhaps the shorter exposure meant that their subjects could more readily don and hold their Public Faces. Perhaps something will emerge from looking at lots together...

 

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Malden MA:

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Carrie A. Wilmot:

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Boston MA:

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Mrs. L.D. DeLap Aunt Caroline:

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Salem MA:

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