Greenfield Village Tintype Studio

Summary

Tintypes were a popular type of mid-1800s "wet-plate" photography. This studio was built in 1929 in Greenfield Village and a tintypist and Ford Motor Company employee, Charles Tremear, was hired to create tintypes for Greenfield Village visitors. In this studio, in addition to Village visitors, Tremear made portraits of many celebrities, including Thomas Edison, Joe Louis and Walt Disney.

Tintypes were a popular type of mid-1800s "wet-plate" photography. This studio was built in 1929 in Greenfield Village and a tintypist and Ford Motor Company employee, Charles Tremear, was hired to create tintypes for Greenfield Village visitors. In this studio, in addition to Village visitors, Tremear made portraits of many celebrities, including Thomas Edison, Joe Louis and Walt Disney.

Artifact

Studio (Work space)

Date Made

20 October 1929

Creators

Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village 

Cutler, Edward James, 1882-1961 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Dearborn 

Creator Notes

Designed by architect Edward J. Cutler and built in Greenfield Village.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Main Street District

Object ID

29.3050.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Glass (Material)

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