Let's Have Tea: 19th Amendment Celebration

I'll be setting up my mobile darkroom at the Susan B. Anthony Park on Madison St. on Sunday, August 16 and offering tintype portraits for sale. Let's Have Tea: 19th Amendment Celebration celebrates the life of famous Rochester suffragist, Susan B. Anthony, who voted in 1872 and was subsequently arrested for it. Please join us in honoring this amazing person who worked diligently to promote this cause throughout her lifetime. If you dress up in 19th century costume Alex White will give you tea and cookies! And if you opt for a tintype you'll look like your great great great grandparent!

This is what getting your tintype portrait made looks like. On Sunday I won't be needing artificial lights but I will need to bring my portable darkroom with me (this is where the "wet-plate" comes into play since the photographic plate has to stay wet during the exposure and development).

Jenn Libby making a tintype portrait in her studio, Genesee Libby Photography.