Are my heavy, framed copper pieces etchings, or?
It has been fun, searching your data base, but I am exhausted since I've no clue what they actually are, and have run out of leads!
The most facinaating are two purchased together, a matched set. These two are easily recognized likenesses of W.C.Field and Buster Keaton. Possibly photographic, the images (about 12"x14") are etched into brushed copper - very heavy- and professionally framed without mats. There are no identifying marks on the front and I have hesitated to rip the paper off the back yet.
Someone in the business suggested (sight unseen) they might be old photographic plates, and if that is the case, I would just need some good new "key words" to use! Two other, slightly smaller ones, appear to be architectural sketches, and they are signed, and bear identifying information, though foreign.