Forgotten Marriage: The Painted Tintype & The Decorative Frame 1860-1910 by Stanley B. Burns M.D. (Softcover)

Burns Archive Press 1995. Softcover, 220 pages, 213 illustrations, 87 in full color.

"A lost chapter in American portraiture." This book celebrates the discovery of the last stage of folk portraiture as an American cultural force--the painted tintype. Dr. Burns unveils a lost history of painted photography, and explains its rightful place in the evolution of academic and folk painting. This book also sounds an alarm. Painted tintypes are being destroyed and summarily dismissed in the manner that folk paintings were in the 1920's. This unprecedented book is a call to preserve these cherished works. The painted tintype represents the extension of portraiture to the ordinary citizen.

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