Welcome to Mary L. Martin Vintage Postcards! Whether you are a postcard collector, or you are interested in local history, we sell antique postcards you can’t find elsewhere! Moreover, we buy collections of original antique photos, and below we go into detail about vintage photo albums and collections through the 1960s. Do you have any questions? Contact us!
Tintype photographs were popular in the mid-to-late 19th century. This photographic process involved creating a direct positive image on a thin sheet of iron coated with a black lacquer or enamel. The resulting images have a unique and gritty quality, often with a bluish or brownish tint, and are highly valued for their historical and artistic significance.
Date: Mid 1850s – 1890s
Common Size: 2.75” x 3.25”
Base: Iron plate
Cabinet cards were a popular type of photographic print mounted on a larger card that was widely used for portraiture in the late 19th century. Today, cabinet cards are highly valued as historical and artistic artifacts, offering a glimpse into the lives and fashions of people in the late 19th century.
Date: 1860s – 1900s
Common Size: 6.5” x 4.25”