This is a mid-19th century "3 1/4 x 2" black and white studio tintype. The photo is of two gents with 'Sunday go to meeting hats' sitting side by side. This 'very cool' tintype is in good condition with some bending and soil. It is dark and ethereal.
"Preceded by Daguerrotypes and Calotypes, Tintype photography is one of the earliest forms of photography beginning in around 1851, and reaching peak popularity during the 1860's. Using a method called the collodion process developed by Fredrick Scott Archer (1813-1857). Tintypes are a one-of-a-kind image where a direct positive is exposed on a thin sheet of iron with a light sensitive colloid."
This great tintype photograph will take you back in time to when someone selected special treasures for posterity – and for you. It will be an interesting gift for those curious about an earlier time or a fine addition to your photographic collection. Let these Sunday best fellows from the past help you to create new precious memories. Thank you for visiting our store.
Mid-19th Century Studio Tintype of Two Gents in Their Sunday Best
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