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Mid 19th Century Ambrotype Of A Woman

Item#: CPE277



Mid 19th Century Ambrotype Of A Woman In Embossed Leather Case. Sixth-plate (2 ¾ x 3 ¼ inch) in a case constructed from wood milled by hand and covered with decorative leather embossed on front. A red velvet pad is lined on the door facing the image and a latch is attached on one side. The mat and the preserver frame are made of brass. This Ambrotype photograph was made on a thin glass plate to produce a negative image that was made to appear as positive by painting the reverse of the glass plate with black material. In the nice image, the pieces of jewelry are painted in gold.