We have been digitizing a collection from the Stewart/ Faucett Families of Kent, WA. Included were several Tintype photographs.
“Tintype Photographs: This inexpensive photo process was similar to the Ambrotype, but instead of using a glass plate, the tintype image was processed on a thin sheet of blackened iron – not tin. The name might come from the fact that tin shears were used to cut the iron plate…Introduced in 1856 and popular until about 1867. But tintype photo studios were still around into the early 1900s as a novelty.” –https://www.aarp.org
Enjoy some of these early images of Kent’s history!