fer·​ro·​type ˈfer-ə-ˌtīp How to pronounce ferrotype (audio)
: a positive photograph made by a collodion process on a thin iron plate having a darkened surface

called also tintype

: the process by which a ferrotype is made

Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ferrotype was in 1843

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“Ferrotype.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferrotype. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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