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Sixth-Plate Tintype

Vintage Tin Type

1145360-1

$300.00 - Product is currently out of stock.

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.

Featured within this vintage case is a rare winter scene, capturing a man seated in a horse-drawn sleigh bearing the words, "Webster Coal Yard." The image is framed by an embellished oval gold frame, and interior of the front cover is lined in deep purple velvet. Although the case is separated at the hinge, the original closure clasp remains intact and functioning.

In fine condition, with a separation at the hinge and light wear to the case.

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