Tintype photograph.

By: Parker, Theodore.

Price: $325.00

Quantity: 1 available


"Little Gem" size, 3.3 X 4.0 mm, framed by a contemporary "carte de visite" size card with an oval opening. Parker is in his late forties, grey-haired with a Lincoln-type beard. The tintype process was simple, cheap, and much faster than processes requiring the printing of a negative - it was the instant, Polaroid process of its time, and was still being used until the middle of the twentieth century, especially by street vendors. However, the drawback to the tintype process was that it could not produce the contrast necessary for a high quality image. There would have been 12 or 16 copies of the image "...made simultaneously on a single plate in a camera with 12 or 16 lenses." Then, the plate was cut into pieces with tin snips. A Very Good tintype, and rare; the card very lightly foxed.

Title: Tintype photograph.

Author Name: Parker, Theodore.

Categories: Other,

Seller ID: parker,theodore.325littlegemsize,3.3x4.0mm,frame