Lifelong collection of retired senior citizen includes at least 150 photos, the majority of which seem to be tintype photos, but may include daguerreotypes and ambrotypes. Some are framed, some in albums. May include Civil War photos, families, portraits, a well-rounded mix. Here are a few highlights. Heavy metal goldtone frame marked BWM CO.
105 with tintype photo of 4 men (5 x 5 1/2). This album has some wear issues (tears, rubbings) but still latches. It has several tintypes inside but is not full. PAIR 1/6 plate in matching gold frames. One is a tintype, not sure of other.One easel is detached in back. Framed tintype photo of men in suits wrapped in animal pelt/fur. Some dents from back side of photo causing slight bubbles on front. There are over 50 individual photos, then 48 mini tin photos in the small dark green album, 45 mini photos in an album without cover and 9 photos in the red leather album. Some background notes: The Daguerreotype was the first practical photograph, replaced by the cheaper Ambrotype, which was replaced in turn by the Tintype.
The tintype was popular from about 1860-90. While countless paper prints can be made with a negative, almost every D/A/T is unique as these processes produced one and only one photo.
Daguerreotype (1839-60): Early mage on a silver-coated copper plate. Ambrotype (1854-60): Early image on a transparent glass plate with a black backing. Gem tintypes: 1" X 1" or smaller. Gem tintypes were most popular in the 1860s.The item "Lifelong Collection TINTYPE & antique photos, albums, frames 150 pc Civil War" is in sale since Sunday, December 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Tintypes".
The seller is "bookgalfromcal" and is located in Simi Valley, California. This item can be shipped to United States.