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This tintype was found in a collection of pictures from my wife's grandfather Charles Mathew LeGallienne. He came from Liverpool to Atlanta around the turn of the century. The mother appears to be in mourning with what appears to be a dead baby. I would love comments on this photo. The woman was probably the sister of Ruby Love Andrews from Alabama.