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Tintype photo of young Gentleman with bow tie. Button on his vest hand-painted gold.
1/9th plate in wood case.
Very nice ornate mat and preserver. Nice felt (browner than photo shows).
Yellowish discoloration on image. Peeling of side tape, gold foil bit rubbed down in spots.
2-3/8 x 2-13/16 x 5/8”
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. Tintypes enjoyed their widest use during the 1860s and 1870s, but lesser use of the medium persisted into the early 20th century and it has been revived as a novelty in the 21st.