One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A photographic process using iron compounds as developing agents; = "energiatype".
2A photograph taken using a process by which negatives are taken directly on black-enamelled or painted thin iron plates covered with photographic emulsion, the dark background giving the appearance of a positive image.
3In full "ferrotype plate". A thin iron plate used in this process.
Mid 19th century. From ferro- + -type.
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