History Comes Alive...The Tintype Camera

Heather Friedman

San Diego, United States

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A tintype camera from the 1800’s , being used today in Old Town , San Diego.
This is the sepia version of the color original shot today 10.05.2013.

Tintype camera
One type of tintype camera comes with bellows, fixed front, and rear focusing and is attributed to the maker Benton Pixley Stebbins (1825–1906). Tintype photography became popular in the mid-1850s with the advent of wet-plate collodion photography and continued being produced into the early twentieth century.
Cheaper and more durable than the earlier daguerreotypes or the ambrotype (glass) photographs, the tintype was a photograph made on japanned iron coated with collodion.
Tintypes were very popular during the Civil War-era, providing soldiers and their distant families with images of their loved ones to carry with them.

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