Tintype of Charles "Will" Brelsford and Worthington C. Lewis


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Tintype of Charles "Will" Brelsford and Worthington C. Lewis from the collections of the Worthington Historical Society (WHS) may be used for educational purposes as long as it is not altered in any way and proper credit is given: "Courtesy of the Worthington Historical Society, Worthington, OH." Prior written permission of the WHS is required for any other use of Tintype of Charles "Will" Brelsford and Worthington C. Lewis. Contact WHS at info@worthingtonhistory.org to request permission.

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Tintype of Charles "Will" Brelsford and Worthington C. Lewis is a picture, with genre photograph and group portraits. Its dimensions are 3.75 in. x 2.5 in..

It was created in 1875.

Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor.

This tintype shows Worthington Columbus "W.C." Lewis (b. 1859, d. 1950) and Charles Wilbur "Will" Brelsford (b. 1852, d. 1932) in 1875. Will was the son of Thomas and Laurinda Case Brelsford, from Worthington and Dublin respectively. He was born in Illinois before his parents moved back to Worthington in his early life. By the mid-1880's he began a series of moves to Kansas, back to Columbus, and eventually Los Angeles, California. W.C. Lewis, who was a lifelong Worthington resident, married Will's sister, Minnie Brelsford, in 1883.

Tintypes were popular the latter half of the 19th century. The photo process was inexpensive and the image was processed on a thin sheet of iron that was cut by tin shears.

You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.

This file was reformatted digital in the format video/jpeg.

The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 2014.14.41.

The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1133.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on October 8, 2020.