Tintype Portrait of Linton Wells and Fay Gillis Wells, Taken at the Greenfield Village Tintype Studio, May 2, 1940

Summary

Constructed in 1929, the tintype studio was a popular destination for Greenfield Village visitors. Many celebrities and other well-known people also stopped in to have their pictures taken. Fay Gillis Wells, a pioneer aviator, journalist, and broadcaster, and Linton Wells, a foreign correspondent and radio news analyst, posed for this portrait in 1940. They autographed it "in appreciation of a most memorable visit."

Constructed in 1929, the tintype studio was a popular destination for Greenfield Village visitors. Many celebrities and other well-known people also stopped in to have their pictures taken. Fay Gillis Wells, a pioneer aviator, journalist, and broadcaster, and Linton Wells, a foreign correspondent and radio news analyst, posed for this portrait in 1940. They autographed it "in appreciation of a most memorable visit."

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Iron (Metal)
Collodion

Technique

Tintype (Process)
Printing (Process)
Handwriting

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 5.875 in

Width: 3.875 in

Inscriptions

written on front: 02 May 1940 / In appreciation of a most memorable visit / Linton Wells / Fay Gillis Wells

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