From The Griswold Inn Collection

These and other limited edition prints from The Griswold Inn’s renowned art collection are available for purchase in our brick and mortar store, Goods & Curiosities, or online.

Antonio Jacobsen, The Connecticut; Artist Unknown (Hong Kong), Challenge

Norman Rockwell, Steamboat Race on Connecticut River

As part of our ongoing CT Artist Series and Griswold Inn collection of limited edition prints, we proudly introduce the works of J. Dole & Sons, Tintype Artists and Photographers. The six images below are available as matted 11 x 14 high-quality digital prints/giclees, framed ($60) or unframed ($14), as well as boxed card sets and individual notecards. Additional sizes are available by special order as are numbered, studio editions of these images. For more information or to order, please call The Store at 860.767.0210.

Top: The “Tinmen” – Jody, Sam & Brandon Dole / Middle: Brant Point Lighthouse, Nantucket, MA; Luna Moth; Yacht Belle, Nantucket, MA / Bottom: J Class Race, Newport, RI; Stemware Tintype; Chandelier, Chester, CT
The Process – The “film” is prepared by flowing collodion – a mixture of gun cotton, ether and alcohol – onto a clean tin plate. The plate is then sensitized with silver nitrate in the dark, loaded in the camera and exposed when the lens cap is removed. The plate is developed with iron sulfite in a nearby dark tent. Dole & Sons have less than 10 minutes to complete the process while the coating is wet or the image will be lost.
Click here for more information from Hartford Courant article by Susan Dunne – 6.15.12