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Quarter-Plate Ambrotype

Vintage Ambrotype

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Quarter-Plate Ambrotype (1855 - 1865), 19th century portrait, vintage gold frame, 3.25 x 4.25. 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.

Featured here is a 19th century half-length portrait of a seated gentleman clad in a traditional suit and tie. The image is enhanced with pink-tinted cheeks and a highlighted pocket watch chain. Bordered with an ornate gold frame, the crystal clear image is encased under glass.

In fine condition, with some light surface marks.

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