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These tintype frames and backs were recovered during excavations at the Baker house in Morris County, undertaken by Emporia State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) archeological field school in 1972. Tintypes, also called melainotypes or ferrotypes, are made by creating a positive on thin metal coated with lacquer or enamel. These artifacts were warped and their surface condition altered by burning. The site, along the Santa Fe Trail in Morris County, was the location of the Baker house, which burned in 1862, along with the nearby store, during the murder of the proprietor A.I. Baker by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts.

Date: 1862

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Item Number: 508362
Call Number: 14MO701-87-25; -90-20; -90-22; -217-304 House
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 508362

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