My favorites are Bourjois, Lanvin, Coty, and Guerlain.An excellent source of dates for bottles is the exceeding well researched and wonderfully illustrated book by Jacquelyne Jones-North, Commercial Perfume Bottles, Third Edition (1996).Therefore the photo is more than likely Michael and Peter, perhaps taken before Peter left for Kansas to live with relatives, leaving Michael behind.
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.
There were several photo techniques used in the mid- and late-1800s, some of the most common include: Daguerreotypes This first successful photo process is attributed to Louis Daguerre.
The image is on a silver clad copper sheet which was then sealed inside a wooden case or a frame under glass to protect it.
Tintypes This inexpensive photo process was similar to the Ambrotype, but instead of using a glass plate, the tintype image was processed on a thin sheet of blackened iron – not tin.
The name might come from the fact that tin shears were used to cut the iron plate.
The elder man is wearing a collarless shirt — too bad, because it's easier to date men's collars and neckties.
The younger man is not wearing a necktie, but his shirt has a pointed, flat collar. The tintype was taken in front of a painted background — hardly unusual for tintypes, but more likely found in St.
I really enjoy collecting commercial fragrance bottles.