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Tinwork. Tin emerged in the shadow of its more distinguished relative, silver. Almost every object made out of this precious metal also had a humbler likeness in tin. The copies may not have stood the test of time as well as the originals, but they shone just as brightly. And those brief glimmers are preserved in this issue devoted to a noble and versatile material, still known as “poor man’s silver.”

Written by: Lane Coulter, Martha J. Egan, Gloria Fraser Giffords, James S. Griffith. Coord.: Gloria Fraser Giffords.

Bilingual edition (Spanish and English).