This antique tintype is of a very whiskered gentleman with mutton chops. A studio portrait for a Victorian man, you can see some delicate hand tinting in the color of his cheeks. But that's not the only retouching. Under magnification I could clearly see that his hair is touched up to be darker, and he has had a ring painted in gold on one of his fingers.
A tintype, also known as a melainotype or ferrotype, is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal coated with a dark lacquer or enamel and used as the support for the photographic emulsion. Tintypes enjoyed their widest use during the 1860s and 1870s, but lesser use of the medium persisted into the early 20th century and it has been revived as a novelty and fine art form in the 21st.
CONDITION: Very good - some light scratching, scuffing on surface.
SIZE: Approx. 4 inches by 2 1/2 inches
1-3 business days
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