Monday, April 16, 2012

Mystery Monday-What year is this photo?

How can you not love this photo?  Really, the hair is awesome!  Look at the shirt!

A cousin just sent it to me--a scan of a tintype of my great-grandfather, Albert Murray.

But I have no idea what year this is from.  Albert was born in 1856.  He was a farmworker and laborer in New York and around 1880-1882 settled in Emporium, PA where he married, was a constable, and at one point, worked at a dynamite factory.  I have trouble imagining someone who was a laborer being this finely styled for anything other than his wedding in 1882 when he was 26.