Based on its size and composition, I confirmed that my picture was a tintype, a photographic technique that came into use in the mid-1850s and lasted until the turn of the century. But it does help me rule out a pairing of Michael and Timothy.Knowing the type of photo can still leave a large time period, but if you know the subject of the photo, your genealogical research should be able to help you narrow that. I now turn to fashion to see if what these men are wearing can help me narrow the date range of the photo.Consulting experts such as Maureen Taylor, whose website includes a blog and provides teleseminars, are also a good resource.In my photo, both men are wearing loose-fitting jackets with wide lapels.Two young men stare out at me from a small old photograph. A variety of websites offer tips and tools, and they have the great advantage of being able to provide visual aids.
We thought it would be easiest to put this information in table form and realized it was too complex.The jackets seem to indicate a photo taken in the 1870s, but I'm still not certain. I knew from my earlier research that all three of my great-grandfather's brothers eventually wound up farming in Kansas, after stops in Washington, D. Louis than a small town in Kansas that wasn't organized until 1871.In the early 1870s, Michael would have been in his twenties and Peter in his teens and both were living in St. Timothy would have been too young to be either brother.The name was first found in Bavaria where the name was well known.Early settlers to the America are; Bar Huber 1711, George Oubre 1721 and Jung Hans huber 1734.Close examination of sleeves and collars can provide valuable information.