Re: [genphoto] tintype question?
- The answer is yes ...in fact all types of early photos were often hand
colored. An excellent book on the subject is "The Painted Photograph -
1839-1914" published by the Pennsylvania State University Press. Loads
of illustrations that make it a valuable reference and a "must see" for
anyone interested in the "art alliance" in early photography. Perhaps
your library will have a copy of it.
Timemark Photo Conservators
"Bonnie M. Gilson" wrote:
> Were tintypes ever tinted? I have what I used to think was a dag but
> realize now that it isn't...It doesn't have that mirror quality and it
> has a bit of tinting...
> It's in what I think is called a union case...elaborate leather,
> and red velvet inside...on the photo side surrounded by elaborate gold
> edge outside the glass and gold with floral motif inside like a mat on
> the photo.
> It's a family picture, handed down, but unfortunately I don't know who
> she is.
> Her cheeks are tinted pink and ring and pendant tinted gold.
> So first, was tinting done on tintypes? And second was it popular in
> particular time frame?
> Thanks for any advice :)
> Best wishes,
> Bonnie (Gallagher) Gilson, Phoenix, AZ, USA
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