Ferrotype. Photo metal couple. Woman shawl, jewelry and hat. Goatee beard man. 1860. Victorian period. armchair. Buffalo Bill

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Ferrotype depicting a couple in a traditional pose with a false décor.

The woman is wearing a shawl, a hat and a piece of jewelry. The man, seated, wore a goatee beard very popular in the 1860s.

The plate has a few folding marks but the photo is not damaged.

4 inches x 2inches 1/2 or 10cm x 6cm

The Ferrotype process was developed by the French Adolphe Alexandre Martin (1824-1896) who was looking for a process to improve the work of plate engraving for printers

Like the ambrotype, the ferrotype uses a photosensitive base to the collodion. It is spread on an iron plate 0.15 mm thick that has previously been covered with black varnish.
Simple, fast, inexpensive, the Ferrotype was a huge commercial success and would last until the eve of the Second World War in Europe.
Like other types of black and white images, Ferrotypes can be enhanced with brush-applied colors by artisan photographers.


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