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Pre-photographic

Photomechanical

Photographic

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

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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.