Tintype photography was invented in the 1850s and continued to be popular through the late 1800s. These photographs were produced on a thin metallic sheet of coated iron (not tin!) and were cheap, quick, and easy to produce so they were typically used by street photographers or in carnivals and fairs. Tintypes are great for collecting or for use in altered and mixed media art.
This listing is for 1 antique tintype photograph. Cardboard frame roughly measures 3.75 x 2.25".