Adorable Tintypes Show What Teenage Girls Often Wore From Between the 1850s and 1870s

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A tintype, also known as a melainotype or ferrotype, is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal coated with a dark lacquer or enamel and used as the support for the photographic emulsion. Tintypes enjoyed their widest use during the 1860s and 1870s.

These adorable tintypes below that captured portraits of teenage girls from between the 1850s and 1870s.

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