Tintype: Mineola man makes Civil War-era cameras

Post date: Mar 7, 2011 6:46:57 PM

MINEOLA — While much of the world as we know it is busy looking at the future, Ty Guillory is busy crafting what was, instead of what will be. He uses his woodworking skills to build Civil War-era, wet-plate cameras that produce tintype photographs.

It meant learning the chemistry involved as well as how to create both cameras and darkroom and from there he took his show on the road to Civil War reenactment events and staged gunfighter events, showing off his equipment and taking and selling tintype photographs.