tin·​type | \ ˈtin-ˌtīp How to pronounce tintype (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web One Fawick Gallery wall shows tintype images of Chapman posing as asylum patients. Beth Mlady, cleveland, 26 Aug. 2021 Photographer Adrian Whipp is a master of the wet plate collodion process and will capture your grinning mugs in a tintype as timeless as your friendship. Ashlea Halpern, Marie Claire, 5 May 2021 Framed tintype-style portraits by Lindsay Ross show vineyard workers as well as the Coombsville AVA vineyards. Sunset Magazine, 18 Dec. 2020 As caught in this filming, PNB’s visual style suggests a Currier and Ives print; NYCB’s filmed result resembles a sepia-toned tintype photograph. Robert Greskovic, WSJ, 16 Dec. 2020 Silver and Cedar is a tintype photography studio and leather shop that carries furnishings, keepsakes and in-house made wood décor. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, 25 Nov. 2020 The slow, deliberate tintype process fostered a more intimate connection between the photographers and their subjects. John Otis, New York Times, 18 Dec. 2019 And there, in a battered Irish tintype, is my great-grandmother, Margaret McGuire. Campbell Mcgrath, The New Yorker, 13 Jan. 2020 The party will include discounts on most of Cleveland Curiosities’ collection, tintype photo sessions by Joseph W. Brown and a coffee menu collaboration with Rising Star Coffee. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland.com, 31 July 2019

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First Known Use of tintype

1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tintype was in 1864

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“Tintype.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tintype. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of tintype

: an old type of photograph that was made on a piece of metal

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