"Jack, one thing you need to remember is that an appraisal does not necessarily equal value as it's just one persons opinion. True value is what one is willing to pay for an item. As it stands now the real value is what you paid for…"
"That's how paper was back then. That is certainly another clue to it being from the 19th century.
In the 20th Century folks wanted a smoother paper and as a result we will lose much of our historical papers from then because the smoother…"
"And here we have a great illustration of why it is best to keep one item in one thread, instead of starting multiple threads.
I missed the yard sale part because that info was not conveyed to the other threads which I have seen. So…"
Have you taken this out of it's frame and looked on the front for the photographers studio mark?
Is it a local photograph to where you live? If so, perhaps the local town historian can tell you of photographers in the area at that…"
"Please reread the history part of the airbrush again. It says the earlier airbrush was used on photographic plates not for artistic enhancement until later as Tom said.
Poor Jack is getting all kinds of erroneous information which is…"
"What's this mean? An airbrush? If I see it right the photograph was taken in 1882, 5 years before the airbrush was invented, 1887. What am I missing?Jack why are you trying to learn so much about this print? It's not…"
"Jack, you are in the wrong group. This group is for people (buyers) looking to buy specific items. If you are seeking help to ID an item, Whadjafind is the proper place. Or we have specialty groups, "Fine art" too.
"Most colorized photographs or colorized lithographs from the 1800s range in value from $1,200 to $6,000. My earlier estimate was made without knowing most of the facts.
Another, over-looked clue is "aco". I googled…"