This work is inspired by 3” x 2” tintype I acquired at the Daytona Beach Flea Market. There is no information on the couple’s identity.
Tin Type photos were first made in 1856 and by 1860 were widely begin use throughout the Untied States. Hamilton L.Smith from Ohio developed the tin type. This process had a long life up until the 1920's,at this time you could still get a tin type photo at the fair. So that's about a 75 year span there. Some tin types were hand tinted.