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Tintype of African American Woman with Fan [n.d.]

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dc.description This small tintype features a young Black woman standing in front of a painted backdrop with a large stone in the foreground at the studio of an unknown photographer. The unidentified woman is wearing a hat and holding a round fan. This black and white tintype was in the possession of Iris Sloman Bell, of St. Catharines, Ontario. Relatives of the Bell - Sloman families are former slaves from the United States who settled in Canada."Tintypes were the invention of Prof. Hamilton Smith of Ohio. They begin as thin sheets of iron, covered with a layer of black paint. This serves as the base for the same iodized collodion coating and silver nitrate bath used in the ambrotype process. First made in 1856, millions were produced well into the twentieth century. When tintypes were finished in the same sorts of mats and cases used for ambrotypes, it can be almost impossible to distinguish which process was used without removing the image to examine the substrate." en_US
dc.subject African Americans en_US
dc.subject African Canadians en_US
dc.subject Black History en_US
dc.subject Photographs en_US
dc.subject Tintypes en_US
dc.title Tintype of African American Woman with Fan [n.d.] en_US
dc.type text en_US

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