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Pre-photographic

Photomechanical

Photographic

Albumen
Ambrotype
Bromoil Transfer
Carbon
Carbro
Chromogenic
Chromogenic Slide Film
Collodion POP
Cyanotype
Direct Carbon (Fresson)
Dye Imbibition
Gelatin Dry Plate
Gelatin POP
Gum Dichromate
Instant
Matte Collodion
Platinum
Salted Paper
Screen Plate
Silver Dye Bleach
Silver Gelatin DOP
Tintype

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Notes on this view:

Identifying the gender of children in photographs from the mid-1800s can be challenging since both girls and boys wore dresses until they were toilet trained. It wasn't until after that point that boys began wearing pants while girls continued to wear dresses. A different, more reliable method for identifying the gender of children from this era is the way in which their hair is parted. In general, girls wore their hair parted in the middle, while boys wore their hair parted to the side. Therefore, the child in this ambrotype is a girl.