The Tintype is an early style of photograph that was widely in use during the 1860’s and 1870’s. Contrary to its name, the tintype actually contains no tin, but is instead made from a lacquered iron support. Unlike its predecessors, the daguerreotype and ambrotype, a tintype needed no drying process, and was able to be developed, fixed, and presented to a customer only minutes after it was taken. Also unlike its predecessors, tintypes were very sturdy, and did not require special mounting in a protective case.


This tintype is in decent condition. The image is very crisp, but there are some scratches and marks throughout. There are also some small dings and dents as well. This piece is priced accordingly.

Tintype, Mid-to-Late 19th Century

$80.00 Regular Price
$40.00Sale Price