I have good news for researchers of the Mullins family. Two previously unknown tintype photographs of Mullins Family, from Goochland County, VA. have been located!
I am Robert D. King and I run the Family Photos On-Line Project. In my travels, I see family photos lost in antique stores and have decided to try and do something about it by returning as many as I can to their rightful families. So I buy photos with names and dates or places on them and list them on my webpage, so descendants of these lost souls can find them and bring them home.
I have recently aquired a couple of studio shot tintypes with labels on the back. This ia very rare.
The first is of a young couple (20's) which is labeled "R. C. Mullins - Goochland County".
The other tintype photo appears to be of the same middle-aged couple (40's) and their son, labeled "Mullins Family - Goochland County, VA.".
If you are interested in purchasing these original photos (with 100% guarantee of authenticity), contact me. I hope you decide to bring these heirlooms back into the Mullins family, where they belong. BobKing@Northlink.com
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The thousands of photographs are mostly from the 1800's and include Tintypes, Daguerreotypes, Cabinet Cards, Carte-de-visites, Personal Picture Postcards, Photo Albums and Yearbooks.
The tintype was introduced in 1856, and enjoyed widespread popularity until about 1900. The tintype gets its name from the fact that the image is produced on a thin metal plate. Like the Daguerreotype and Ambrotype, the emulsion was directly exposed in the camera, without any need for a negative, so the are images almost always unique.