Tintypes were originally packaged in little pressed paper and leather cases with brass fittings. I made this little case with the original 1860's packaging in mind, but wanted to apply my own twist. I used two 3"x3" pieces of wood, painted black as the outside of the case. The small brass door lock is a replica of an antique style, and I thought a nice touch. Inside, I lined the case with cotton batting and inserted a face I know and love.
Hello! Thank you for visiting my website. I am located in Chicago, IL and take appointments for tintypes & ambrotypes, children's panels and custom restoration work of old photographs. To contact for an appointment, please email: email@example.com.