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Tintype Studio Tintype (The Painted Backdrop)

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A 19th century tintype photograph of an empty photographer's studio with a chair, a posing stand and most importantly, a hand-painted backdrop. From the Jim Linderman book "The Painted Backdrop: Behind the Sitter in American Tintype Photography 1860-1920. The Painted Backdrop is the first book to examine the relationship between early painters and limners and the invention of the camera.
How painters managed to get along after a more realistic invention rendered their work less necessary is the focus of the book, which contains over 100 rare illustrations of tintype photographs from the author's collection. Available from

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