Webster Family outside Their Farmhouse, Concord, Delaware County, Ohio, circa 1881

Summary

William and Corilla Webster and their children posed for the photographer in rural Delaware County, Ohio about 1881. Photographers sometimes traveled with their equipment from farm to farm, offering their services to those wishing a portrait made in front the family home. It would be many years before cameras became convenient--and affordable--enough for most people to take their own photographs.

William and Corilla Webster and their children posed for the photographer in rural Delaware County, Ohio about 1881. Photographers sometimes traveled with their equipment from farm to farm, offering their services to those wishing a portrait made in front the family home. It would be many years before cameras became convenient--and affordable--enough for most people to take their own photographs.

Artifact

Tintype (Photograph)

Subject Date

circa 1881

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2012.103.5

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Marleen C. Tulas in Memory of Walter G. and Martha S. Rutherford.

Material

Collodion
Iron (Metal)

Technique

Direct positive processes
Japanning

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 6.375 in

Width: 8.625 in

Inscriptions

Note written on original tintype sleeve: Tin type picture of this house - Walter's grand parents, mother, Aunt Belle and Uncle William, the Websters children's father

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