Leonard Higdon & Mary Ann McClure, 3rd step - book style tintype frame processing

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The image above, at left, minus the Civil War soldier image in the oval is from 

American History 1860 - 1910, Collection by Carleen Sieggreen

Even though this illustration above features a daguerreotype image (a type of tintype) the process illustrated above was used with the  frame image at the top of this page. You can clearly see in the illustration the frame case back with its ‘pillow’ side lining, just as in the frame image at the top. You can also see a metal hook to secure the frame case top to the frame case back, also visible on the left of the frame case backs in the two images at the top. The company that created and posted this illustration is a historical photo image repair company. If you have any kind of a tintype image you want to restore, this would be a good place to go. http://www.loadtve.biz/daguerreotype-process.html

As you can see above, there are a lot of tintypes still in existence. Because people had book cases with shelves at the right height for storing books, the early photographers who created tintypes packaged these tintypes in small cases that superficially suggested books; hence the grooved edges to simulate paper pages of the books. The image directly above is a photo image on sale at Etsy, a handicraft online market. If you would like to purchase a reprint of the image just above, contact: 


Further, if you really want to delve into this strata of photography history, you may wish to buy this book online: 

Forgotten Marriage: The Painted Tintype And The Decorative Frame, 1860-1910 A Lost Chapter In American Portraiture

Finally, if you really enjoy learning about the history of photography, there is no better book for a comprehensive overview of the first 150 years of photography than this book: The Photograph by Graham Clarke in the Oxford History of Art series.

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