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Sixth-Plate Ambrotype

Vintage Ambrotype

1153115-1

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Sixth-Plate Ambrotype (1855 - 1865), 19th century portrait, 2.75 x 3.25. Developed in 1851 by Frederick Scott Archer, ambrotype, or amphitype, hails from the Greek words "immortal" and "impression." These images were impressed on glass through a variant of the wet plate collodion process. They required shorter exposure times than daguerreotypes and were more affordable to manufacture, two factors which contributed to their rise in popularity before the advent of the carte de visite in the early 1860s.

Featured within this gold oval frame is a half-length portrait of an older woman, seated and clad in a traditional period collared dress and bonnet, enhanced with pink-tinted cheeks, her stare fixated on the camera.

In very good condition, with scattered surface marks and two small tears in the background.

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