Tintype 2 mustachioed men with ball hats. Victorian. 1870. Metal photography.

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Tintype representing 2 mustachioed men wearing a ball hat.
Notice the relaxed poses of the 2 men..
Good condition although the plate has slight scratches (see photos).
Around 1860-1870.
9.1 x 5.8cm
Paper glued to the back indicating the names.

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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