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dc.date.accessioned2011-12-16T16:25:17Z
dc.date.available2011-12-16T16:25:17Z
dc.date.issued2011-12-16
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/3644
dc.descriptionAn unidentified young African American woman stands beside a chair in this small black and white tintype, undated. The name of the photographer is unknown. This tintype was in the possession of the Iris Sloman Bell, of St. Catharines. The Sloman - Bell families have relatives who are descended from former American slaves 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." 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 Young African American Woman Standing with Purse [n.d.]en_US
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