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Sixth-Plate Tintype

Vintage Tin Type

1145196-1

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Sixth-Plate Tintype (1855 - 1865), 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.

Pictured within one half of a vintage case is a half-length portrait of a Civil War-era soldier, clad in a traditional military jacket and featuring pink-tinted cheeks and gold-tinted buttons. The image is framed by an embellished gold frame, and although the front cover is missing, the remaining back panel still bears half of the original closure clasp.

A missing front cover and scattered surface marks to the image, otherwise fine condition.

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