Lot of 13 Antique Victorian Period Tintype Photographs; Original Civil War Era Tin Types; 1860s-1870s Ferrotypes


Here's a fine group of 13 different 19th Century tintype photos ranging in good to excellent shape. They likely date back to the 1860s or 1870s, when this type of photography was the standard. All have very clear, distinct images; they are not deteriorating. Typical of the period, none of the people in these photos are smiling because they were required to sit very still since cameras had long exposures times. In addition, having your picture taken during the Victorian Period was a significant, serious event, so smiling for your photo hadn't become instinctive yet as it is today. This lot of tintypes, also known as Ferrotypes, were just recently discovered in the attic of mid 1800s house in Western New York. They are in overall nice shape because they hadn't been handled in generations! $52 for the group of 13.


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