Dating tintypes

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Hairstyles, clothing and household implements in the picture may clearly indicates the period.

Photographs against novelty backdrops like the beach, boat or at Niagara Falls were likely taken between 18 by itinerant photographers traveling to county fairs.

From the dress styles and the hair, the date of Jim's picture is circa 1910. The tintype photograph saw more uses and captured a wider variety of settings and subjects than any other photographic type.

It’s like the elderly grandfather that saw everything.

"Bon Ton" ferrotypes were usually the size one quarter of a 5"x7" plate (four images to each plate being produced by abut they were also sometimes called gem tintypes although they were obviously much larger in size.

Quarter plate tintypes were also offered in paper mounts, but they were easily damaged so not many have survived.

A couple of weeks ago, a client brought this tintype to my studio and asked if I could restore it.

Upon examining it through a magnifying glass, I concluded that it would restore nicely.

She smiled and commented, "I believe this is my great-great-grandmother.

dating tintypes One of the most famous dating services Millions of profiles Click the link to enter the site ... 1856-1860 - The earliest tintypes were on heavy metal (.0 1 7 inches) that was never again used.

The tintype photograph saw more uses and captured a wider variety of settings and subjects than any other photographic type.

Carte de visite sized card mounts (2½"x4") were developed to enclose the gem and the finished item was known as a carte de visite tintype or ferrotype.

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