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Sixth-Plate Ambrotype

Vintage Ambrotype

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Sixth-Plate Ambrotype (1855 - 1865), 19th century portrait, ornate 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.

Featured within one half of a vintage Union Case is a portrait of a seated young man with tinted-pink cheeks, staring directly into the camera. Clad in a suit coat and oversized bow tie, he is featured before a painted outdoor scene. The image is framed by an oval gold frame, and although the case is detached at the hinge, it still bears half of the original closure clasps.

A separation at the hinge and expected wear to the case, otherwise fine condition.

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