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Ninth-Plate Ambrotype

Vintage Ambrotype

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Ninth-Plate Ambrotype (1855 - 1865), 19th century portrait, vintage case, 2 x 2.5. 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.

Enclosed within this vintage case is a 19th century bust-length portrait of a distinguished man in what appears to be a military jacket, with pink-tinted cheeks and gold details added to his jacket. The images is bordered by a stunning floral-embellished oval gold frame, and the interior of the front cover is lined in burgundy floral-emblazoned velvet. Case is fully attached at the hinge and still features the original, functioning closure clasp.

In fine condition, with light wear to the exterior of the case.

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