Monthly Archives: September 2013

Elaborate Harvest Scene Tintype from Punxsutawney, PA

We recently found this old tintype photograph in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. This isn’t some selfie snapped with a cell phone while sitting in traffic. This elaborate scene shows a good looking man with four woman in fancy dresses in a studio portrait with all sorts of props…which are fruits and vegetables. The man has his arm around the woman on his right and is holding the head of the one on his left, who is wearing a sunflower on her head. The woman in the back is holding some dried flowers and grain and also an enormous head of cabbage.

The subjects are unknown, but setting up this photo took some serious time and effort, only to have the woman on the left who is eating an apple, move her head as the photo was being taken