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Photographic Backdrops Tintype Photography Collection Jim Linderman

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Folk Art838 of 1300UNKNOWN ITEM FOR SHOW & TELL: CARVED WOOD FOLDING TRAY? Would Love to know what this Is? Pennsylvania Dutch..(maybe)........wooden with red paint..what is it????
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Posted 3 years ago

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Four tintypes which illustrate the use of painted backdrops in the early days of photography. Common wisdom holds that the early folk painter, or "limner" was rendered obsolete by the invention of photography, but they were actually in as much demand as ever. Many early photographers WERE painters who created their own backdrops.
Jim Linderman is the author of "The Painted Backdrop: Behind the Sitter in American Tintype Photography 1860-1920"

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    I like the two "empty" shots-- the first with the head clamp visible is GREAT.

    Scott

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