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not on your tintype

obsolete Absolutely not; no way; not on your life. A tintype (also called a ferrotype) was a photograph made on a sensitized metallic base in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; why or how it came to be used in this phrase, however, is unknown. Primarily heard in US. David: "Hey John Boy, come over and help me paint the house this afternoon." John: "Not on your tintype, Davey! I've got plans tonight and have no intention of getting dirtied up before then!"
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Having decided to highlight the individuals behind the music, Sage Gateshead commissioned Sunderland photographer Andy Martin to portray each musician using a process called tintype or wet collodion - popular for a time in Victorian England but which he has brought back in to use.
The rarest are ambrotypes and tintypes of Confederates, drawn from the collection of David Wynn Vaughan, who has assembled the country's premier archive of southern portraits.
She explains how to make light-sensitive materials for developing unique digital images and techniques to transfer them to various substrates, including glass and canvas, as well as ways to make prints inspired by early processes like anthotype, cyanotype, tintype, daguerreotype, photogravure, and Polaroid, and traditional printmaking processes like monotypes, collagraphs, and etchings.
Kendrick's exquisite tintype photography will be exhibited at The Tremont House by William Reaves Fine Art for one night only as a precursor to The Tremont House's 29th Annual Mardi Gras Ball and Parade Viewing Party.
Auction spokeswoman Melissa McCracken said the tintype image of the famed 1800s outlaw was the most expensive piece sold at the event.
It was not clear what Koch might do with the 5-by-8-centimeter tintype -- the only known adult portrait of the legendary outlaw known as William Bonney, Henry Antrim, Henry McCarty or just "the Kid.
The tintype went to private collector William Koch at Brian Lebel's 22nd Annual Old West Show & Auction, where auction spokeswoman Melissa McCracken said the image of the 1800s outlaw was the most expensive piece sold at the event.
The adventure activities include an exhibition titled 'Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship' at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science; special exhibits on display at the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Botanic Gardens; and an auction of the only existing tintype of Billy the Kid in Denver, from June 24 to 26, 2011, at Brian Lebel's Old West Show and Auction.
Jayne Hinds Bidaut s one-of-a-kind tintype or ferrotype photograms likewise call attention to the tense intersection between life and death in the human analysis of the animal world.
The story is told a second time in the faces of the mothers superior of each community that stare back at visitors from portraits--painted, tintype, black and white, and color photo--hung along the corridors of central administration buildings.
Later processes include the tintype from the 1870s, allowing outdoor photography for the first time, and later, the postcard (dating from the 1890s) became the common studio format.
Simmons and Anna Paquin - but there's some stiff, "historical"-style acting that gives some scenes a rather stilted tone, as if the whole production were some grand civics lesson, a notion underscored by frequent montages of tintype photos strewn throughout the film.
COMIC Fatty Arbuckle - later ruined by a sex scandal - brought mother-in-law gags to the big screen in 1915 with his Tintype Tangle, one of a string of hits filmed at Keystone Studios in Silver Lake, east of Hollywood, which was also a launchpad for Charlie Chaplin, Laurel & Hardy and, of course, the Keystone Cops.
Revealing Character: Texas Tintypes by Robb Kendrick is a compilation of black-and-white photography of modern--day Texas American cowboys taken via the historical ferrotype or "tintype" method used in the 19th century.
Thirty years after she inherited two albums of tintype pictures and photographs that once belonged to her grandmother's white father and black mother, closer inspection of images in them of Confederate generals and of an identifiably black child of the 1890s dressed in her family's ancestral Scottish tartan set Davis on a journey.