bridesmaids take cool pictures like this and keep them as keepsakes
Sixth plate daguerreotype by McClees, Philadelphia, close-up view of a young girl.
Octagonal sixth plate daguerreotype of a beautiful woman, by C. H. Williamson, Brooklyn. Brass mat impressed "C.H. Williamson / Brooklyn NY." Housed in a half thermoplastic case and inscribed in case "July 8th 1860 / Lydia A. Benham [...followed by three other names all ending in "Phillips"] / This day our Lydia left Chicago on her way from New York to St. Joseph MO"
1/9 ambrotype. It is said nearly 1/3 of tin types are post mortems.