Mamie Williams 1882 Gem Tintype Album

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Mamie Williams, 1882 Photo Album
The photos in this album are gem tintypes, relatively inexpensive postage stamp-sized plates that were very popular in the 19th century. They were taken with a multi-lens camera that made several images simultaneously on a single sheet that could then be cut up and shared. Children (and others) would collect photos of their friends and mount them in albums like this one.