Journal-Sentinel: Pfister artist Margaret Muza processes love of history through tintype photographs

This is marvelous! From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Pfister artist Margaret Muza processes love of history through tintype photographs. “Muza, the artist in residence at Milwaukee’s Pfister Hotel, practices a style of photography popular during the American Civil War, capturing images onto sheets of metal. It’s called tintype photography, characterized by its use of metal to create a direct positive. The style — also known as melainotype or ferrotype — became popular in the mid-1850s. It was more durable and cheaper than daguerreotypes or ambrotype photographs at the time. The tintype method went out of common use at the beginning of the 20th century.”

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