[ Penumbra Tintype Portrait Booth ]

Penumbra Foundation brings its portable tintype booth to Photoville, offering the opportunity to have a tintype portrait made.

Considered by many to be the Polaroid of the 19th century, the tintype is made almost instantaneously through a process that uses hand-poured chemicals on an enameled sheet of metal. Tintypes found today are often in near-original condition, passed down as family heirlooms and valued for their time-tested archival stability.

Portrait sessions can be purchased on site, with two plate sizes available; 4″ x 5” and 5″ x 7.” Everyone is welcome, including children and dogs.

All proceeds go toward supporting Penumbra Foundation’s programming.

photo of women in the negative room
Andrew Bartel Headshot black and white

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.

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