Tintypes are sometimes mounted in cases but can be readily distinguished from daguerreotypes by their non-reflective surface. The image has less contrast. Sometimes ripples in the metal are visible. They vary in size-from tiny gem pictures of 1/2 square inch or less to 8x10 inches. Color pigment was often applied. They can be found in cases but most often found in paper enclosures, loose or in albums.
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