Tintype photo of young gentleman in finest suit @1860-70s
Nice picture of young man in dress suit of the period. Buttons have been hand-painted in gold, his tie some blue/green color added, appears to be some pink added to cheeks.
Picture half of case only, other half of hinged wood case is gone.
The back of this side of the case has ornate flower design, but missing some of the surface.
All of the ‘gold’ preserver is there, but with small crinkles in it. Glass is intact.
Image is 1/9th plate.
Case: 2 -3/8” X 2-7/8”
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.