Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wordless Wednesday ~ Pair of Ambrotypes

I previously posted the image of an identified ambrotype in my collection, of my third great-grandfather, Thomas Jefferson Gorin.

I also have the following ambrotypes in my collection, which came to me with the T. J. Gorin ambrotype, but they are unidentified. I would guess that they are of Gorin or Ashby family members, but really don't know for sure.


  1. These are so cool. The only thing I can deduce is that these appear to date from the 1860s, especially the top one (going by the fashions and the hair, and this is the period where these small framed photos became very popular-- especially with Civil War soldiers. This was the first war where American soldiers could carry photos of their wives, children, and sweetheart with them! As far as identifying them, I hope you can discover their actual identities one of these days...

    1. I agree that they are likely from the 1860s. I need to really look closely at all the family groups in my grandmother's ancestry in this era and see which family group might fit. I have tried this in the past but I should try again.

      Thanks for reading and commenting.