|Mary Shaw with Blanche and Frank|
(also called Jenny)
with Frances Edwin Shaw (Frank)
and Blanche Elizabeth.
This is a tintype photograph from the winter of 1908-09 as Blanche is just an infant and Frank is about 4 years old. A tintype is produced on a metal plate so the photo comes out as a reverse mirror image.
This is actually a copy of a copy and I have used modern digital technology to restore some parts of the original. This was taken in a studio, since few people in 1908 had personal cameras, so I've wondered where they went to have it made. It is obviously very damaged so I also wonder if it was removed from its original protective cover and subjected to years of play by the young Shaw children.
|standing - Mary, Aunt Lou, Edna; seated -Frank, Crilly, Blanche, Edith|