variants or Albertype
plural albertypes or Albertypes
: collotype
High-quality, hand-colored, sepia-toned postcards published from the 1920s to the 1940s are known as Albertype cards.Dorothy W. Patterson & Janet M. DeVries, Delray Beach, 2008

Word History


partial translation of German albertypie, alberttypie, from Joseph Albert †1886 German photographer, its inventor + German -typie -type

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of albertype was in 1861

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“Albertype.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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