|Portrait of Young Man Tintype|
|Portrait of young woman by J. H. Young, Baltimore|
Oddly enough, tintypes were not made of tin. Often the photograph was handed to the customer as it came, snipped out of the sheet of iron. Therefore many of the images have no record of who the photographer might have been. Also many of the subjects of the photographs are unidentified. Sometimes a studio portrait might be placed in a sleeve, however, with the photographer's information printed, stamped or written on the back. The sleeves were often simple white envelopes with an oval or square cutout for the photograph to show, but some were printed with colored frames around the cutout or embossed. The Potter's Patent sleeve is very popular with collectors.
|Baby in hooded coat tintype|