Tintype of a seated young man

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As the name implies, this is a photo on a thin piece of metal. Tintypes were popular because they were inexpensive and durable. Fortunately for collectors like me, they are still inexpensive today, even though they are technically one-of-a-kind. I love the way somebody felt that, as handsome as this fellow is, he could still benefit from some tinted cheeks.

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