The tintype photography booth at Penobscot Marine Museum was so popular in July that the downtown museum has arranged for the booth to return, giving everyone another opportunity to have their tintype taken.

The tintype booth, run by the AgNO3 Lab, will be at the museum Tuesday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Portraits will be made on a first come/first served basis, but reservations are recommended. Portraits are $40 per tintype, which includes a two-for-one museum admission. To make a reservation for a portrait, call the museum at 548-0334.

“We are pleased to have the tintype booth back at Penobscot Marine Museum,” said Kevin Johnson, the museum’s photo archivist. “We had a crowd of visitors happily watching the tintypes being made. It was fascinating.”

Tintypes were popular in the 1860s and 1870s, and many of the photographs taken during the Civil War were tintypes. They are not made on tin, but are a type of photograph made on a sheet of blackened iron.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or