tintype

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

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Recent Examples on the Web The slow, deliberate tintype process fostered a more intimate connection between the photographers and their subjects. John Otis, New York Times, "Memorializing a New York Neighborhood With a 19th-Century Technique," 18 Dec. 2019 And there, in a battered Irish tintype, is my great-grandmother, Margaret McGuire. Campbell Mcgrath, The New Yorker, "The Ladder," 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, "One year of weird: Cleveland Curiosities celebrates anniversary this weekend," 31 July 2019 The elements of the image are straightforward enough: A bluish tintype from the mid-19th century has two very large pink blossoms superimposed on it. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, "At the Peabody Essex, marvelousness made visible," 18 July 2019 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

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1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Tintype.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tintype. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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tintype

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English Language Learners Definition of tintype

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

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