History Sandwiched In Lecture

History Sandwiched In: The Tintype - Photography for the Masses

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

12:15-1 pm

EnlargeH.H. Bennett photography modern wet plate

Presenter Dave Rambow

Dave Rambow demonstrates wet plate photography techniques.

The tintype photograph is a truly American invention and saw more uses and captured a wider variety of settings and subjects than any other photographic type. It saw the Civil War come and go, captured scenes from the Wild West, and was used into the mid-1900s. It was easy to produce by photographers working out of portable darkrooms and wagons. Although tintypes began losing artistic and commercial ground to higher quality techniques in the mid-1860s, it survived for well over another 40 years, living mostly as a carnival novelty. Dave Rambow, site director of H.H. Bennett Studio in the Wisconsin Dells, will share the history of this photographic type and display a variety of original and modern tintypes.

Bring a lunch to this informal lunch-and-lecture series.

Next Event in the Series

The next event in the series will take place Tuesday, April 18



Wisconsin Historical Museum
Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N Carroll St
Madison, WI 53703

Location Information

Four floors of changing exhibit galleries, permanent exhibits and the museum store ― located on Madison's Capitol Square

Accessibility Information

The site is fully accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.