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Cabinet card of young group with great tinting

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Cabinet Card Photographs360 of 394Boy with bookPatriotic boy and his bicycle in Houston, TX
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Posted 7 years ago

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This 1880s Cabinet card shows that less can be more when it comes to tinting.

Many 19th century tinted photographs show excessive and poorly applied tinting.

In this example the photographer (artist) chose to only tint the flowers. I think the contrasting shades of black and white really make the minimal tinting pop.

Unfortunately, the photographer chose not to mark his products, so his name has been lost.

I have several 1870s CDVs that were tinted in a similar manner, by a Michigan photographer and I will post his work on this site.

Reproduction of this image in any form is not authorized.



  1. Signaholic Signaholic, 7 years ago
    Very cool Scott, that photographer made a good decision.
  2. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    Thanks signaholic.
  3. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    Thanks Mrj303.
  4. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks walksoftly.

  5. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks tlmbaran.
  6. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks for looking Manikin.

  7. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thank you much filmnet.

  8. lydabenson lydabenson, 5 years ago
  9. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks for looking lyda and vetraio!


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