6th plate tintype of a Brantford "Belle" who dumped her Military man according to an ink written note found behind the image. Here is why and I quote:
"Catherine Frances Goodson aged 17. She was staying in Brantford with her brother John Goodson & his wife Margaret Smith Goodson. English Regiments were stationed there & Catherine Goodson was a great belle. She became engaged to Captain Aylmer afterwards General Aylmer, head of the forces of all of Canada. She broke it off because he was too poor."
Kind of sad, isn't it? I have not done any research relating to the truth of this Canadian love story gone sour. The tintype has the maker's mark impressed but it's too tiny to read. The image is nicely focused & lit. The case is in excellent condition and is listed in Berg 1-90 p 105. A 6th Plate measures 3.25" x 2.75" FREE SHIPPING.
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