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The vast majority of antique photographs taken in the 19th century were one of the following types.
Dating tin types
The earliest known Embroidery examples are from 3000 B.
C They are hand work over the woven threads on clothing.
The mat and preserver characteristics described for ambrotypes is applicable to tintypes. The exception is the smaller images, 1/9th plates and gem sizes, that were taped into window-like holders. Tintypes were packaged in cases up to the very early 1860s. These were thin cards with a window, usually oval, cut out, with an ornate design printed simulating a picture frame.
These were only popular for a few years and were seldom used after 1866.
There are rare variants for most of these brands as well, but 99% of these tins will be common and worth $5 or less.
Mid Level Tobacco Tins usually sell for -80 and include tins that are somewhat scarce, have moderate demand, or for whatever reason collectors are willing to pay elevated prices for.
But over time it came to cover all stitched decoration on any textile fabric.
The first textiles were probably made from intertwined stems and grasses, until a way of twisting short fibres and animal hairs into continuous strands evolved about 10,000 BC.
It captured scenes from the Wild West, as it was easy to produce by itinerate photographers working out of covered wagons.