Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Tintype Head Shot

It's been my experience that tightly framed, head shot tintypes are fairly rare, though it's possible with the irregular boarders that this image may have been cut out from a larger area. As I've noted in other tintype posts, tintypes are actually negatives that appear positive against a black painted or lacquered iron base. Tintypes are actually called ferrotypes.

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