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America and the Tintype

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One of the most intriguing and little studied forms of nineteenth-century photography is the tintype. Introduced in 1856 as a low-cost alternative to the daguerreotype and the albumen print, the tintype was widely marketed from the 1860s through the first decades of the twentieth century as the most popular photographic medium. The picture-making preference of the people, ...more
Hardcover, 267 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Steidl Dap (first published September 1st 2008)
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Packed with gorgeous images... really brings home how populist this early form was and the quirky uses photographers/sitters put it to.
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