With few exceptions, the old photographs I have are from upstate New York and neighboring areas of Pennsylvania. And although we don't know where this child's photo was taken, there is a notation on the back that says: PTM age 6 after Typhoid
These other photos are nameless, but lovely in a mysterious way.
Here's a photo taken by W.M. Hillard of Scranton, Pennsylvania, but we don't know who the man is. Most of the other tintypes were probably also presented in paper folders like this one or in cardboard frames. They likely disintegrated over time or became soiled and were discarded.