Dean family photographs

Dean family photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Dean family photographs
Dates: circa 1900
Quantity: 0.03 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 1591 in MS 1607)
Coll. Number: ms1596(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

"Tintype, also called ferrotype, [is a] positive photograph produced by applying a collodion-nitrocellulose solution to a thin, black-enameled metal plate immediately before exposure. The tintype, introduced in the mid-19th century, was essentially a variation on the ambrotype, which was a unique image made on glass, instead of metal. Just as the ambrotype was a negative whose silver images appeared grayish white and whose dark backing made the clear areas of shadows appear dark, so the tintype, actually negative in its chemical formation, was made to appear positive by the black plate." -- "Tintype" from Encyclopaedia Britannica, (Accessed April 6, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of unidentified pictures, which are probably photographs of the Dean family of West Virginia and Maryland. There is one that is a hand painted 7x10 tintype of a boy and girl.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Boys--West Virginia--Photographs.
Dean family -- Photographs
Girls--West Virginia--Photographs.
Tintypes (photographic prints)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dean family photographs, MS 1596. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing