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"The Abused Tintype: The Tintype was a form of early photography that was extremely popular in the mid nineteenth century. It was cheap to produce and versatile enough to be sent in the post as the image was printed onto Japanned metal. However, partly due to its versatility it also became the first form of photography that could survive having its surface scratched into, bearing the physical marks of peoples emotional pain in the19th century."
I am looking for Tintypes from any region that may have had hands or faces scratched out or anything else that might bear the physical impression of violent emotion.
Any that are published I will of course credit their owners.
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