Tintype Portrait Booth

We are Manhattan’s premiere tintype portrait studio, specializing in 19th century wet plate photography. All proceeds benefit Penumbra Foundation, a nonprofit, member-supported organization dedicated to preserving historical and emulsion-based photography. Our goal is to be a comprehensive resource for photographers at any level—artists, students, professionals, historians, researchers, conservators, and curators.

Event Safety Guidelines

Please note, that we require everyone, regardless of their vaccination status, to wear a mask while participating in our Photoville Community Day workshops, tours and family activities. We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave if they are not wearing a mask, are not practicing a reasonable amount of social distancing or are conducting themselves in a way that puts other attendees’ safety and wellbeing in jeopardy.

For further information please refer to our FAQs and Safety Protocols 

Swing by our booth for a portrait session! Your tintype will be a one of a kind, heirloom-quality gift that will last for generations.
Date and Time: September 18, 2021 1:00 pm EST
Location: Pier 1 – Harborview Lawn

Presenting Organization


Penumbra Foundation is a nonprofit organization that brings together the art and science of photography through education, research, outreach, public and residency programs.

Its goal is to be a comprehensive resource for photographers at any level: artists, students, professionals, historians, researchers, conservators and curators.