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Robert Bishop's Tintypes

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: A0071


This collection contains three whole plate tintypes (8.5" x 6.5"). They are portrait photographs, depicting a single woman, a single man, and a duo of younger women respectively. There is very little provenance for these items at this time. The photos depict individuals that appear to be from the 19th century, however the date that these photos were taken or created is unknown. All three tintypes are hand-tinted or painted. The tintype depicting the pair of younger women shows the most painting. The single man and woman tintypes may be a pair; a sticker on the back of one suggests they were sold together. Moreover, both portraits show a border in the image, suggesting that these tintypes are reproductions of ambrotypes or daguerreotypes.


  • undated

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. Access to sensitive materials may be restricted at the discretion of the American Folk Art Museum.

Conditions Governing Use

The Robert Bishop Tintypes is owned by the American Folk Art Museum. The collection is subject to all copyright laws, and is dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship.


3 photographic print(s)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Robert Bishop, 1986.

A Guide to Robert Bishop's Tintypes
Regina Carra
August 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the American Folk Art Museum Archives Repository

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