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Illustrated History of Photography

The People, Photographic Inventions, Cameras and Time Line of Photography

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The American tintype, also known in Great Britian as a ferrotype, is introduced by Frenchman Adolphe Alexandre Martin. It produces affordable images on cheap metal sheet, not tin, instead of glass, using the wet colodion positive process to the masses. The results were often low quality, so studios tended not to use tintypes. However, there rose many street vendors that used tintypes for early photo services.

( Martin, 1824-1896 )