tintype

noun
tin·type | \ˈtin-ˌtīp \

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Along with portraits, Mr. Wool specializes in making tintype images. John Peabody, New York Times, "A Growing Brooklyn Fishing Scene, Artisanal Lures Included," 28 June 2018 Metal images tend to predominate in studies of early photography, thanks to their relative ubiquity, physical durability, and the literal brilliance of the daguerreotype and its homelier cousin the tintype. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, "At Yale: on the threshold and under the volcano," 6 July 2018 But as an Oakland tintype portrait photographer proves filters can't come close to the original craft developed in the mid 1800's. Laura Mallonee, WIRED, "These Surreal Portraits Are Like Mathematical Puzzles," 20 Apr. 2018 But as an Oakland tintype portrait photographer proves filters can't come close to the original craft developed in the mid 1800's. Laura Mallonee, WIRED, "These Surreal Portraits Are Like Mathematical Puzzles," 20 Apr. 2018 But as an Oakland tintype portrait photographer proves filters can't come close to the original craft developed in the mid 1800's. Laura Mallonee, WIRED, "These Surreal Portraits Are Like Mathematical Puzzles," 20 Apr. 2018 But as an Oakland tintype portrait photographer proves filters can't come close to the original craft developed in the mid 1800's. Laura Mallonee, WIRED, "These Surreal Portraits Are Like Mathematical Puzzles," 20 Apr. 2018 Meanwhile, at the Pfister Hotel itself, current artist in residence Margaret Muza will show her tintype photography and working process. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Weekly Reads from Art City (Jan. 19)," 18 Jan. 2018 They were created as tintypes, a period technique, and relatively small. Vicki Goldberg, New York Times, "Sally Mann’s Haunted South," 29 Mar. 2018

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1864, in the meaning defined above

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tintype

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tintype

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

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