albertype

noun

al·​ber·​type
variants or Albertype
ˈal-bər(t)-ˌtīp
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

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/albertype. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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