Monday, 10 August 2015 21:52

Have your tintype taken again!

SEARSPORT The tintype photography booth at Penobscot Marine Museum was so popular in July that the museum has arranged for the booth to return, giving everyone another opportunity to have their tintype taken. The tintype booth is run by the AgNO3 Lab, which specializes in formal tintype portraits. The tintype process will be demonstrated to visitors during the day as the portraits are made. The tintype booth will return to Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, on Tuesday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Portraits will be made on a first come first served basis but reservations are recommended. Portraits are $40 per tintype, which includes a two for one museum admission. To make a reservation for a portrait, call the museum at (207) 548-0334.

'We are pleased to have the tintype booth back at Penobscot Marine Museum,' says Kevin Johnson, the Museum's photo archivist. 'The booth was booked solid and we had to turn people away. We had a crowd of visitors happily watching the tintypes being made. It was fascinating.' Tintypes were popular in the 1860s and 1870s, and many of the photographs taken during the Civil War were tintypes. They are not made on tin, but are a type of photograph made on a sheet of blackened iron.

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