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If this is a tin type, then the image should be reversed, right? But Wyatt Earp seems to have liked this position for photographs, 1/4 view from his left side. It looks like Wyatt was going bald. But who was going to tell him? Not me!

Hello Ted,

Thanks for your question. I don't know much about tintypes. They are another name for ferrotypes. The emulsion is supported on japanned tin and developed in iron.
Tintypes were an early form of photography from about 1850 onwards. I suggest you check with a History of Photography or a Photo Gallery in your area.

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