Tintype photograph, c.1886

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(Dimensions 5.5 X 4cm) Small black and white tintype photograph of an unidentified adult female. The image is badly damaged and the metal plate is rusted. It is held in an envelope addressed to Miss Annie Weir of Birmingham, Oakland, Michigan, USA. c.1886.

A tintype, also known as a melainotype or ferrotype, is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal coated with a dark lacquer or enamel and used as the support for the photographic emulsion. The process gives a positive directly from the camera using a variation of the wet collodion process.

Date: c.1886

PRONI Ref: D4315/2/3

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