My mom passed away a couple years ago and I'm still trying to get through all those boxes of stuff. I swear that woman never threw anything out. But this evening, I stumbled across 7 tin type photos. They were just stacked on top of each other and piled in a box of the usual photos of people I'd never seen. They obviously are showing the signs of abuse, but these are the only tin types I've ever actually held in my hand. Since they're not wearing buckskins, I assume these are my dad's ancestors. The men do look kinda like my dad. They came from Belfast to North Carolina, and left there after the Civil War and moved to Oklahoma. I'm guessing these were taken before that move. Here's a couple: Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) View attachment 89811 Does anyone have any experience with these. Other than putting them in the usual protective sleeves, I don't have a clue about storing them, much less about any restoration work that might be possible. Most of them are very dark, as if they continued to 'develop' over time, or were reacting to ambient light (just guessing here).