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Tintype is the popular moniker for melainotype, which got its name from the dark color of the unexposed photographic plate, and ferrotype, named after the plate’s iron composition (for the record, tintypes contain no tin).
I now have art work chosen by my Great, Great grandfather, and also see the people that hopefully he brought happiness to when capturing them in his work.
This is my first attempt at making a list of B&H 16mm Projector models. Any corrections and additional information is appreciated.
A high quality piece of glass was treated with a light sensitive collodion, and then it was exposed in a camera. The back of the glass was then coated with a black varnish, or sometimes a black mat was placed behind it, creating a 'positive' look.
First, the image had a more natural appearance than the black-base of the tintype.The information, much of it unique, is taken from original cartes de visite and cabinet cards in the Victorian Image Collection. I loved the art work and the script of Augusta’s name and the design of the back of his pictures which leads me to new searches.Information from other sources such as the UK census, trade advertisements and photographic ephemera is also available. Would the backs all have been out at the same time or changed as the years went by? Various alternatives to the expensive and difficult Daguerreotype process were tried in the 1840s and 50s.
In 1854 James Cutting, an American, patented a new process that produced a very attractive image on glass.
It was usually made of an albumen print, which was a thin paper photograph mounted on a thicker paper card.