February 19, 1856~ Tintype photographic process patented

On February 19, 1856 Hamilton Lanphere Smith patented the tintype photographic process.

Tintype of a woman / Unidentified photographer

1856-1900 / Collodion and silver on iron with lacquer / 3 1/2”x2 1/2” /
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Previous February 19 posts:

February 19~ African-American visual artists

Adelina Patti: Born February 19, 1843

Nelle Harper Lee: April 28, 1926 – February 19, 2016

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/19~

 

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