London: Between 1872-1876. Ferrotype or tintype of a young man, complete in it's elaborate gilt and cream lacy envelope. The verso label reads - Estabrooke's American Ferrotypes, From one to eight cards, in different positions, taken at a sitting, finished and delivered in 15 minutes. 30, Regent St, Waterloo Place, 3 doors from Piccadilly. London, S.W. Old Pictures copied."
"The tintype was never as popular in Britain as it was in America and although introduced there in 1856 it soon disappeared from use. It became somewhat fashionable again in the late 1870s like in Australia and New Zealand. Its reemergence was spurred on by the arrival of Thomas Sherman Estabrooke from Brooklyn (born Thomas Sherman Estabrooke in 1835, New Brunswick, Canada and brother of author Edward M. Estabrooke) who opened a tintype studio at 30 Regent St in 1872 and acted as an agent for the Phoenix Plate Co. Thomas worked at that location up to around 1876." (Courtesy Marcel Safier website.)
Tintype with slt bend, but very bright. The envelope is in remarkably good condition. Item #24873