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NOTE: If you see the word RESERVED in an item's title, please DO NOT BUY. The item has been promised to another Etsy buyer, who has asked us to hold it for them, which we are always glad to do. If you see RESERVED, you are still welcome to inquire about its availability, but again, please do not purchase. Thank you.

Welcome to The Thanatos Archive vintage photography store on Etsy. Here we offer original and unique vintage photography, tintypes, daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, cartes de visite / CDV, post mortem photos, and from time to time, medical antiques and other oddities.

Members of our photo archive receive discounted or FREE shipping on selected, noted items (typically in the "Death & Mourning" section).

To become a member, visit our photo archive at WWW.THANATOS.NET!

The vintage photography offered in this Etsy shop appeals to advanced collectors with an eye for the interesting, unusual, special, and rare. There are a lot of vintage photos to choose from around Etsy, though we feel our shop contains the most unique, rarest and interesting vintage photography you will find. Browse the other stores and I believe you will agree... but be careful not to overpay for "run-of-the-mill" photos!

Unlike many other Etsy shops, the prices of our photographs are determined by very experienced appraisers, and compiled from many years of successful sales of similar, and in some cases, identical items.

YES, we gladly combine shipping. Multiple purchases will be shipped in one package when possible, and any excess shipping that you have paid (minus supplies/handling fee/insurance coverage) will be refunded back to you promptly.

Yes, we do offer reserve/ layaway. Send us a convo for our reasonable and fair layaway terms!

Any daguerreotype you purchase in this shop can be professionally cleaned and resealed using top quality archival materials. In addition, before and after scans will be provided for comparison. Cleaning and resealing not only improves the visibility of the image, but will help preserve them for many years to come.

For samples of our work, or if you have dag from your own collection you would like professionally restored and sealed, please convo me. Rates are $40.00 and up, depending on image size and other factors.

We also offer cleaning and restoration of other formats!

As stated above, we have thousands of old photos - tintypes, cabinet cards, cartes de viste, daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and more, and cannot possibly list them all. If there is a certain subject or photo you are looking for, contact us and we will be happy to check our stock and if found, list it for you.

Read our Etsy profile for more info about The Thanatos Archive or to visit our website at!

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.