I wanted to share this ferrotype family photo of Lodema Newcomb with the community. Location: Boonville, Oneida, New York, United States. Date: 1858.
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The process is actually applied to iron plate, they were cut to size with tinning shears hence the nickname tin type. This was state of the art circa. 1856 - 1862 when glass plate prints were introduced.
I prefer to call it photography of the Iron Age.