Daguerreotype, Ambrotype, Tintype, Ferrotype

A tintype, also known as a melainotype or ferrotype, is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of iron coated with a dark lacquer or enamel and used as the support for the photographic emulsion.
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A rare photograph of an onna-bugeisha a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese upper class. Many wives, widows, daughters, and rebels answered the call of duty by engaging in battle, commonly alongside samurai men. They were members of the bushi (samurai) class in feudal Japan and were trained in the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honor in times of war.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onna_bugeisha

Rare photograph of an Onna-bugeisha, female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan. Often mistakenly referred to as “female samurai”, female warriors have a long history in Japan, beginning long before samurai emerged as a warrior class.

Wedding day photograph of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd taken November 4, 1842 in Springfield, Illinois after three years of a stormy courtship and a broken engagement.

Abe Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln's wedding day photograph taken November 1842 in Springfield, Illinois after three years of a stormy courtship and a broken engagement. Their love had endured.

Joseph Nicéphore Niépce - "View from the Window at Le Gras", 1826–1827 (manually enhanced version)

World's earliest surviving camera photograph, 1826 or View from the Window at Le Gras (Saint-Loup-de-Varennes, France) View_from_the_Window_at_Le_Gras,_Joseph_Nicéphore_Niépce.

Daguerre's studio (1837)

The first daguerreotype. The daguerreotype was the first commercially successful photographic process, invented around 1837 by Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre.


Scarce century original tintype photograph of iconic sharp shooter and western star Annie Oakley. Annie is posed on a huge stuffed horse with a


lostsplendor: Two Unidentified Women Fencing,. lostsplendor: “ Two Unidentified Women Fencing, 1885 (by George Eastman House) ” .