There are 2 photos here. Looking at my main picture, the photo on the left is a tintype that measures 4 by 5.5 inches. It shows 2 women with similar features so I'm guessing they are probably sisters. The tintype has a small bend in it and the extreme corners are bent also.
Again, looking at my main picture, the photo on the right is the hard card stock type. It measures about 4 by 5.5 inches also. This photo shows 3 women. To me, the 2 women on each side resemble the 2 women in the tintype photo. There is an older woman standing between them and I'm guessing that is probably their mother. The back of this photo does have writing. It says:
Ann America Cowles Goy
Lydia (unknown name) Cowles
Sarah Cowles Samuels Bickel
This photo is a little dirty on the front. I would have tried to clean it, but I've no idea what to use on it without the possibility of causing more damage, so I'll leave that to the next owner.
There are close-ups of each photo below.
I purchased them at my local flea market. Being a genealogist, I always try to get these photos back to their families but so many of them do not have any names, locations, or identifying features. But if they have a name, I try to help them get back home.
Delivery will be via USPS First Class Mail. Because I will be putting "Do Not Bend" stickers on the package, per postal rules it can not go by regular envelope mail. It will have to be mailed as a First Class Package.
Buyer to pay $4.99 postage fees.
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT POSSIBLE PARTIAL REFUND OF SHIPPING CHARGES:
Every January the U.S. Postal Service increases the shipping prices. This year's increase is beyond any we've seen in previous years. Before the 2019 increase, shipping costs were based on weight. A package weighing less than one pound cost the same amount regardless if it was mailed 2 miles away, or from coast to coast. Packages weighing over 1 pound were priced by what the destination zipcode was.
Now, the postal service has divided the United States in to 8 zones and all packages are charged by weight, size, and destination zone. Now it is not possible to state a shipping cost and have it be valid regardless if the package is traveling 2 miles or all the way to the east coast. I am in Nevada and probably 90% of the packages I mail go eastward, and a majority of them go all the way to the east coast.
To complicate this even further, Google will not show items for sale unless they have a designated cost, or unless the seller uses calculated shipping. My web host is not equipped to figure calculated shipping, so I have to quote a shipping charge using the east coast as the final destination and then refund over payments. When I return the overage, I usually do so by including cash inside the package when it's shipped. My feedback page will show verification that I do return overpayments.
As a buyer, there are two choices. If you over pay on the shipping charges, I refund an appropriate amount to cover the over payment OR if you'd like to send me a message stating your zip code and the item you are interested in, I can quote you an exact shipping charge and send you a custom invoice with an accurate shipping charge.
About Combined Shipping:
I do combine shipping on multiple items purchased, but as stated above, my web host is not set up to calculate multiple item shipping costs. At checkout, you will be charged full shipping price on each item purchased and I will refund the appropriate amount of over payment. If you are uncomfortable with that, send me a message with your zip code and stating which items you'll be purchasing and I'll calculate the correct combined shipping charges and send you a custom invoice.
Due to claims that merchandise is not being received at various international countries (although Customs tracking verifies the delivery), I will no longer be able to process international orders unless payment is made with U.S. currency, including conversion fees. Orders will be processed after funds have cleared a U.S. bank. PAYPAL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR INTERNATIONAL PURCHASES. Seller reserves the right to void any international transactions where contact has not been made prior to purchasing.
All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.