Good Morning Everyone,
I love gem tintypes, antique photo albums, cdvs, cabinet cards.....any vintage image really. What I found very recently is that I have an abundance of some of these so you will see more of them listed in my Etsy Shoppe, A Vintage Season.
Here are a few of the gem tintypes I listed this morning.....
These little gem tintypes are wonderful for your jewelry projects and for the larger collages where you need just a touch of "something" to bring the work to life. I just LOVE them!
Here is a bit of history of the Gem Tintype:
The form of tintype (also referred to as ferrotype or sometimes melainotype) known as a "gem" is a small photographic image usually anywhere from 3/4" to 1" wide and 1¼" high made possible by the use of a multi-lens camera with repeating back which therefore could produce multiple exposures on a single photographic plate. In terms of quantity, the gem was the most prolifically produced form of photograph in the 1860s in America. Aside from the speed of its production, the gem was also inexpensive and its small size made it suitable for mounting in jewelry such as lockets and brooches. Like daguerreotypes and ambrotypes before it, hand colouring was also possible and rouging of the subject's cheeks was the most common form of this.
Pretty neat huh?
Go check out the Etsy shoppe....you never know what you might find....and we will see you back here tomorrow. <smile>
Thanks to everyone for your love and encouragement.