Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The Clarity of the Tintype Photograph

 
 
There is something about the tintype photo that I love, despite the uniformity of tone because of the dark metal ground, they often have a clarity you just don't get in other photos of the period and even when they start to decay like the one above, they do so in interesting ways. These two are from an collection I bought yesterday and show the same family at the beach a few years apart.
 
 
 
 
 


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