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Ninth-Plate Ambrotype

Vintage Ambrotype

1145405-1

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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.

Featured here is a 19th century bust-length portrait of a young gentleman with pink-tinted cheeks, clad in traditional period garb. The image is bordered by a lavishly embellished oval gold frame, and the interior of the front cover is lined in purple satin. The exterior of the case is wrapped in deep purple velvet, and still features the original, functioning closure clasp.

In fine condition, with the front cover almost detached at the hinge.

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