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Sixth-Plate Tintype

Vintage Tin Type

1145081-1

$295.00 - Product is currently out of stock.

Sixth-Plate Tintype (1855 - 1865), 19th century portrait, vintage Union 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 Union Case is a half-length portrait of a young woman, clad in a corseted dress and flowing white blouse. The image is framed by an embellished oval gold frame, and the interior of the front cover is lined in floral-emblazoned, deep purple velvet. This unique case is adorned with intricate gold designs on the front and back cover, the image of a woman being the central focus of both. The case is securely attached by the original metal hinges and bears the original, still-functioning closure clasp.

In fine condition, with some light surface marks to the image.

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