Pictures of two people who aren't a married couple are common, and sometimes can be decoded as siblings, but are probably more often friends.
Exposures were long in the days of the tintype:
...but consider for a moment the proposition that both feet belong to the person on the right...
And this one belongs to the genre I've labelled as The Big Apple At Last:
In this case, the Big Apple is probably the shiretown of Kentville. These two have taken the plunge to get their photy took, and the cigars match the general air of bravado.
More fun with hats
Just imagine the whalebone and the layers of clothing:
This one might be mother-daughter:
...and this one surely is:
These supercilious twits were probably new graduates of Acadia University:
Difficult to parse this one. Which is Bernice?
on the back: Peto + Ina I took it yesterday in the sitting room
I can't convince myself that these two are brothers: