To view the other tintype photographs visit the blog posts:
- Tintype Photo: Guth Family Portrait (1884 - 1886)
- Tintype Photo: Portrait of a Child (1870's)
- Tintype Photo: Wedding of Joseph William Selker & Frances Philomena Guth (1890)
|Original Photograph with digital restoration.|
The ladies in the portrait are believed to be Frances Philomena Guth (L) with her mother Theresa Loll (R). Frances Philomena Guth would have been between 21 and 23 in this photograph. Her mother Theresa Loll would have been between 49 and 51 in this photograph.
The family was one of the prominent families in Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania in the late 1800’s. Leopold Guth owned his own jewelry and watch making business. The family’s prominence is demonstrated by the clothing the ladies are wearing and because they could afford to have their photograph taken. Some other details are also present - Frances Philomena Guth is wearing drop style earrings which are less noticeable in the other tintype photograph. Some additional details are also present in the other tintype photograph - a large ring and a large broach.
|Frances Philomena Guth wearing Drop Earrings|
This tin type and several others were included in the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Frances Philomena Guth appears to have ended up with these photographs. She passed the photographs down to her daughter Frances Philomena Selker. Frances' daughter Mary Eugina McDonald ended up with her mother's photo collections which is time were handed down to me. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.
Theresa Loll is my 3rd great-grandmother. She is the mother of Frances Philomena Guth, my 2nd great-grandmother, Frances Philomena Guth was the grandmother of Mary Eugenia McDonald my paternal grandmother.