Ferrotype young Victorian man period. 1870.


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Small ferrotype framed by a embossed off-white cardboard depicting a young man from the Victorian era.
Notice the hairstyle, bow tie and face enhanced with a slight pinkish hue.
Very nice condition (see photos).
Around 1860-1870.
9.9 x 6.1 cm

The Ferrotype process was developed by the French Adolphe Alexandre Martin (1824-1896) who was looking for a method to improve the work of plate engraving for printers.
Like the ambrotype, the ferrotype uses a photosensitive base to the collodion. It is spread out on a 0.15 mm thick iron plate that has previously been covered with black varnish.
Simple, fast, inexpensive, the Ferrotype was a huge commercial success and lasted until the eve of the Second World War in Europe.
Like other types of black and white images, Ferrotypes can be enhanced with colors applied with a brush by artisan photographers.

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