Characteristics of the photograph itself provide clues to its age. Could the photograph(s) be of her sisters, parents, or cousins? You may not have much oral history in your family or a large extended family to ask. You can still have options for determining the date or age of a photograph.When cleaning out a relative’s home, you find a long-forgotten shoebox full of photographs stuffed in the back of a closet. If you know the time period a photograph was taken, you can narrow down possible candidates on your family tree. The type of photograph can place your photograph in a specific time period.Daguerreotypes are typically small with the most common size being 2 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches and housed in a case.The photographic process makes the photographs appear to float.Même si on les appelle « tintype » en anglais, ces clichés n'ont jamais été faits d'étain.L'article que voici raconte l'histoire fascinante des ferrotypes et explique comment les reconnaître.
Virtually all photographic history books contain accounts of the invention and worldwide acceptance of the process from about 1840 to the mid 1860's.
When cased, tintypes resemble ambrotypes on cursory inspection.
The normally rather obvious differences in the three types are often obscured by deterioration and by original process variations.
This paper reviews the fascinating history of tintypes, and describes how to identify them.
The author also dispels some persistent myths about this "humble" process and describes its circumstance in western Canada. Le ferrotype est une forme de photographie omniprésente qui a en grande partie permis d'enregistrer pour la postérité l'histoire des gens ordinaires.