We have nearly 500,000 photographs, mostly of Montana from the 1860’s and on, in the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society. Some of the most precious, intimate and visually appealing are the tintypes and daguerreotypes in our cased image collection. We recently posted 39 of these images to Pinterest.
The majority of the images selected for the cased image board are tintypes and daguerreotypes which are housed in cases constructed of leather, velvet, bakelite plastic, or even pressed and embossed cardboard.
|Exterior of a cased image (Montana Historical |
Society Photograph Archives C989-005).
|Cased image of girl with a lock of hair pinned to interior (Montana Historical |
Society Photograph Archives C977-003).
|Cased image (Montana Historical Society Photograph |
Most of the images in our collection are unidentified portraits. If you have information providing identification and other photographic proof to support this information, please contact the MHS Photo Archives at firstname.lastname@example.org.