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    Black Baby Tintype. A post-mortem tintype of a small black baby in a casket with dark lining. When photography was new it was almost "popular" to take photographic images of dead loved ones as they were lying in their caskets before burial. This is one such example, although it is a rarity because it is of a black child. Photography was still an expensive process when tintypes were being created. Although the process was much less expensive than daguerreotypes or ambrotypes it was still a hefty sum for someone who worked a day to day job. A macabre image! The condition is excellent, the image looks pristine, aside from some slight denting of the metal plate behind the emulsion.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2005
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
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