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December 07, 2009


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This is a wonderful article to see the importance of the fashion world history.
The fact that a coral necklace for Children to be worn for protected is such an important detail.
Cannot wait to read more of these article by the author Ms. Johnson.
thank you
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FIDM Museum

Hi Patty,

So glad you found Christina's post interesting. Be sure to read part two, which is now up!


Brilliant stuff! Just a minor point - tintypes were still available right up to the 1920s because I have a few in my collection.

Also, is the FIDM digitising its photograph collection? I'd love to see more of your images - perhaps on Flickr Commons?!


Yes, very true. Tintypes were produced in small numbers well into the twentieth century. I've seen a number of 1930s tintypes. Have you seen any dating later? From what I can tell, most of these later pieces were done as inexpensive novelties, generally as a souvenir. For example, I've seen many of these later tintypes taken at Fairs, or other outdoor events. We are indeed digitizing the entire collection and our goal is to have it online in the near future!


I found it really interesting, the way you examine the fashion world through the lens of the camera. Although, as you write, painted portraits are not as accurate for that purpose as photographs, I guess they're the only evidence of fashion prior to photographs' period in history.
Thank you for this interesting post, looking forward to read and see more,

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