Same as Ferrotype.
a non-reflective, one-of-a-kind photograph on a sheet of iron coated with a dark enamel
a photograph made on a sheet of iron instead of a piece of paper
a positive photograph made directly on an iron plate varnished with a thin sensitized film
Blackened tinplate bearing a positive collodion image. Used by cheap while-you-wait photographers.
Tintype is an early method of producing photographs considered relatively quick and easy, it was used in the 19th century for lockets, brooches, and paper mounts.
The tintype, or ferrotype, is a collodion image produced on a thin sheet of iron coated with an opaque black lacquer or enamel. Tintypes were almost always used for portraiture since their introduction in the 1850s and remained popular until the end of the 19th century because they were very inexpensive. (Baldwin, 80-81)
Photographic process which produces a direct positive image on a thin sheet of lacquered metal, usually iron (never tin).
Also called Ferrotypes or Melainotypes. A variant of the wet Collodion process producing a direct positive image on a thin sheet of lacquered, or "japanned," metal, which was usually iron. Later, in the 1880s, the collodion was replaced by dry gelatin. Popular from 1855 to 1930.
This type of photograph appeared in the late 1850s and was made well into the 20th century. It is also known by its more accurate name of ferrotype because the image is adhered to a thin sheet of lacquered iron. This makes tintypes easy to identify because a magnet will stick to the back of the photograph (never try this test on the image side).
A photographic process which was a modification of the ambrotype process, with the collodion layer coated on black lacquered iron plates. Also called ferrotype, melainotype. See also Ambrotype.
Also known as a ferrotype and introduced in the mid 1850s, a printing process in which the emulsion is coated on a sheet of black metal (iron) to produce a direct positive image; popular with street photographers and commonly used during the Civil War, the tintype was cheap, durable, efficient and small is size (approximately 2 x 3 inches).