- An early, remarkably durable form of photograph (technically a photographic negative), printed on a tin plate, then varnished.
Etymology: From (term, tin) + (term, type).
- 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 993:
- :They'll show you tintypes of the kids more often than not, hell, they love em chavalitos.
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