Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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 hellenotype.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In photography, same as hellenotype.

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Examples

  • 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.

    Flint His Faults, His Friendships and His Fortunes

  • 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.

    The Traitor: A Story of the Fall of the Invisible Empire

  • 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.

    Marjorie Daw, and other people

  • There is an exquisite ivorytype of Marjorie, in passe-partout, on the drawing-room mantel-piece.

    Marjorie Daw, and other people

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