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Gusdugger Tintype Photographs

Gusdugger Tintype Photographs

GUSDUGGER TINTYPE PHOTOGRAPHS is a collaborative project by Birmingham-based photographers Cary Norton and Jared Ragland. Specializing in the Civil War era wet plate collodion tintype process and using vintage large format cameras, hand-crafted chemistry, and a mobile darkroom, GUSDUGGER offers individual and group portrait sessions. About the name, GUSDUGGER: The Gus Dugger Saloon was a bar and tobacco shop located at 2114 1st Ave N in Birmingham during the 1880s. The upper floor of the two-story brick building was occupied by a photographer’s studio, and signage on the facade advertised landscaping, enlarging, and tintypes, as well as an art gallery.

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