Ivorytypes are a very rare photographic process in which a positive image is printed to look as though it is on ivory. Patented by J.J.E. Mayhall in 1865, the process required a print be laid on a glass plate and hand tinted before white wax is heated over the print, making it completely penetrated by the wax. Once cooled, the wax acted as a secure bind between the print and the glass.
Housed in a later frame.
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Medium Full plate-Ivorytype
Photo Date c. 1860 Print Date c. 1860
Dimensions 7.75 x 5.75 in. (197 x 146 mm)
Photographer Country United States (USA)
Charles Schwartz Ltd.