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Gem sized tintype of Silas Whaley

 Collection
Identifier: SPC 2014.018

Scope and Contents

Gem sized tintype of Silas Whaley, Sevier County, Tenn. 1885-1901. 3/4” x 1” In small cut matte with pencil label. Seller identifies Silas as the son of John B. and Olive Theodocia (Bradley) Whaley. 1 tintype in matte.

Dates

  • 1880s

Conditions Governing Access

Material is available for research. Prior arrangement MUST be made by contacting the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection at mcclung-archivist@knoxlib.org

Extent

1 piece

General

Gem Period: 1863-1890 - Tiny portraits, 1/2 by 1 inch, or about the size of a small postage stamp, became available with the invention of the Wing multiplying cameras. Scanned and added to Digital Collection, October 2014.
Title
Gem sized tintype of Silas Whaley
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

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