“Wet Plate” refers to the fact that the metal or glass plate must be exposed and processed before becoming dry. These images are created the same way 19th-century photographers like Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner, Seneca Ray Stoddard and others would have used.
Tintype photographs are created on metal or glass with the same processes used during the Civil War.
You can even arrange to have your own one-of-a-kind portrait made while you watch and learn about this unique process that made “likenesses” so popular at the advent of photography.
Learn about the collodion process with Craig Murphy Photography and Glens Falls Art tintype studio!
Contact Craig Murphy Photography to arrange a unique 19th Century photographic talk and demonstration for your event.