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Sixth-Plate Tintype

Vintage Tin Type

1144729-1

$295.00 - Product is currently out of stock.

Sixth-Plate Tintype (1855 - early 1900s), 19th century portrait, vintage case, 2.75 x 3.25. A tintype photograph was created by utilizing a sheet of iron coated with enamel or a dark lacquer. Through this application, a direct positive could be made, supporting the process of photographic emulsion. Much like their predecessors, tintypes were initially made in photography studios, but quickly became mobile; it wasn't uncommon to see photographers in booths, open air markets at carnivals and fairs creating these images on the spot. This was made possible because the lacquered iron sheet did not require drying, making it possible to develop and deliver a finished image minutes after it was taken.

Presented within both the interior of the front cover and back panel of this vintage case are two half-length portraits of two bearded men with pink tinted cheeks, most likely brothers or relatives, each donning the same cardigan-type sweater and similar hats. The images are framed by embellished gold oval frames. The case remains intact at the hinge, and bears the original, still-functioning closure clasps.

In fine condition.

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