Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In photography, same as hellenotype.
- n. photography, dated A picture produced by superposing a tinted translucent print upon a stronger print, so as to give the effect of a photograph in natural colours.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Photog.) A picture produced by superposing a very light print, rendered translucent by varnish, and tinted upon the back, upon a stronger print, so as to give the effect of a photograph in natural colors; -- called also
“The beauty of youth is an ivorytype; the beauty of age is an etching, bitten out by the burin and acid of thought, experience, and sorrow.”
“Where it crossed the waist line in V shape, was pinned an ivorytype miniature portrait of her proud mother, painted at her own age of twenty, which looked so strikingly like the living form above, it might have been taken for the image of a twin sister.”
“I wish, though, I could send you the ivorytype in the drawing-room; it is cleverly colored, and would give you an idea of her hair and eyes, which of course the other will not.”
“There is an exquisite ivorytype of Marjorie, in passe-partout, on the drawing-room mantel-piece.”
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