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Sixth-Plate Ambrotype

Vintage Ambrotype

1155273-1

$129.00 - Product is currently out of stock.

Sixth-Plate Ambrotype (1855 - 1865), 19th century portrait, 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 half of this vintage case is a portrait of an older gentleman and young girl, seated side by side.

In very good condition, with silvering along the edges, the front cover missing and light wear to the case.

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