Tintype of Little Boy in Original Case.
For your consideration, we are offering this very old Tintype. The little boy is wearing a black and white checkered coat with knickers and boots. His little arm is resting on the back of a chair.
The case hooks on the side and opens to 2 pieces. The case shows just a bit of normal age wear.
A tintype, also known as a melainotype or ferrotype, is actually a photograph. 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 and fine art form in the 21st century.
Tintype portraits were at first usually made in a formal photographic studio but later they were most commonly made by photographers working in booths or the open air art fairs and carnivals as well as by sidewalk photographers. Because the lacquered iron support (there is no actual tin used) was resilient and did not need drying, a tintype could be developed and fixed and handed to the customer only a few minutes after the picture had been taken.
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Tintype of Little Boy in Original Case