[Envelope with Inset Miniature Tintype Portrait of Isabella Jane Hawthorn].
Unusual, mounted “gem” tintype set into a calling card-sized envelope
Here, a “gem” tintype portrait of young Isabella Jane Hawthorn, with her hand-tinted rosy cheeks, is conjoined with another Victorian custom of calling cards and their related small envelopes. A clever and personal gift of friendship from a young woman.
Description: [Envelope with Inset Miniature Tintype Portrait of Isabella Jane Hawthorn].
Np: np, c.1860s–1870s. Miniature or “Gem” Tintype mounted in upper panel of Small Envelope with embossed borders. Image: 1 x ¾ inches; envelope: 2½ x 3¾ inches. Image partly tinted. Verso of flap of envelope imprinted with the name “Isabella Jane Hawthorn.” Very good.