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Here is another of the tintypes (actually two) I found recently. Each tintype is in a case that opens. The one of Mariah and Marcus Marsh had a red cushion on the opposite side. This tintype opens to display two photos. The photo on the right is the same as a photo I already have from an album which is printed on paper and credited to photographer A.W. Beach, Nashua Iowa. Someone in my family identified it as W.A. Granger with a little brother who died. I have not made an effort to get a clearer scan of it as the tintype is corroded and the paper copy is much clearer. I do notice that the paper scan (which I've attached) shows the rubbed edges of a frame crossing the boys' feet. It follows the same shape and placement of the gold frame on the tintype. This leads me to believe the paper photo I have is a reproduction made in Nashua of the original tintype photo of the two boys. If the identification of W.A. Granger as the older of the two little boys is correct, then who is the the man with the pipe in his mouth and the bottles in his arms? Could this be their father, Ebenezer Adolphus Granger? I lifted the tintype out of its frame and removed the glass for a clearer scan of this photo. It's a really interesting one, especially in light of the family's colorful history. Is the person in the photo posing in jest?