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Sixth-Plate Ambrotype

Vintage Ambrotype

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Sixth-Plate Ambrotype (1855 - 1865), 19th century portrait, vintage Union Case, 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.

Enclosed within this embellished Union Case is a 19th century portrait, featuring a stunningly crisp image of a young man in a suit and tie, bordered by a gold frame. The case is adorned with a floral design, while the interior of the front cover boasts floral-embellished red velvet lining. Case remains intact at the hinge, bearing the original latch.

In fine condition, with some light wear to the front cover of the case.

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