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Men’s hair styles and facial hair is not as easy to decipher the photos age.
Many cabinet card seem to date from the 1880s and 1890s 1900 and after Wide sleeved blouses were still worn for a few years, but for many this was the era of the blouse and simple skirt and straw boater hat, and wide hats for special occasions.
The one thing that was odd about these photographs, was that the picture would appear opposite of how the person was standing or sitting, just as they would appear in a mirror.
The material that was used for these photographs was not actually tin, but became referred to as tin because they were made out of cheaper metal, rather than silver.
The material was Melainotype and to cut these pictures apart a pair of tin sheers would be used.
Ozotope was another method that was used beginning in 1898, this was a process that used gelatin silver bromide, which transferred by contact with pigment paper.