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Hammarlunds Antikvariat

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Sweden
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Price: EUR 50,00

Ferrotypes

[Two portraits of gentlemen]

Late 19th. century. Image areas 4 x 3 cm. paper boards 10,5 x 6 cm. Two ferrotypes mounted to white paper boards with printed decorations.

Nice condition

No photographer, publisher or printer given. A ferrotype is a photo exposed on a metal sheet. It is an underexposed negative image produced on a dark metal backing, making the image appear as a positive. The ferrotype was an important development from the ambrotype wich has a fragile glass backing. Ferrotypes did not need casing for protection The durability in combination with the fast and easy production of a photograph made ferrotypes widely used in fairs and early photoautomats, especially in the United States. They were produced from the late 1850s. to the end of the 19th. century.

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