Tintype representing a young woman from the Victorian era leaning on a pedestal table.
Notice the hairstyle and its pearl necklace, the lace dress, the rings, earrings, golden necklace and pendant as well as the face enhanced with a slight pinkish tint.
Top and bottom left corners cut (see photos).
Good general condition despite a central fold (see photos).
8.7 x 6.2 cm
The Ferrotype process was developed by the Frenchman Adolphe Alexandre Martin (1824-1896) who was looking for a process to improve the work of engraving on plates for printers.
Like the ambrotype, the tintype uses a photosensitive collodion base. This is spread on a 0.15 mm thick iron plate which has been previously 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, Tintypes can be enhanced with colors applied with a brush by artisan photographers.
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