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dc.date.accessioned2011-12-16T16:25:08Z
dc.date.available2011-12-16T16:25:08Z
dc.date.issued2011-12-16
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/3631
dc.descriptionA small tintype of a young Black woman dressed in white. The date, location and name of the photographer are unknown. This tintype was among the family memorabilia belonging to Iris Sloman Bell, of St. Catharines, Ontario. Relatives of the Sloman - Bell family are descended from former American slaves."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." Source: American Museum of Photography http://www.photographymuseum.com/primer.htmlen_US
dc.subjectAfrican Americansen_US
dc.subjectAfrican Canadiansen_US
dc.subjectBlack Historyen_US
dc.subjectPhotographsen_US
dc.subjectTintypesen_US
dc.titleTintype of Unidentified African American Woman Leaning on Chair [n.d.]en_US
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