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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 portrait of a man holding a trumpet across his chest, bordered by a floral-embellished oval gold frame on the interior of the front cover. The interior of the back panel is lined in tan velvet and bears a floral design. The case is perfectly intact at the hinge, complete with the original, still-functioning closure clasp.

In fine condition.

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