Any tintype is an "interior" unless it was taken outside, I guess. But unusual indeed is the tintype with no one in it. I have no idea why someone would lug their tintype camera to a home and take a picture of an empty divan. But there you go. Maybe while the photographer was fumbling around with his equipment, the model stepped out.
1/4 plate tintype photograph, circa 1900 collection Jim Linderman
Jim Linderman is author of The Painted Backdrop: Behind the Sitter in American Tintype Photography 1860-1920
Labels: The Painted Backdrop. Tintype