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ambrotypes (photographs)

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Photographs produced by mounting a negative (made by a variant of the wet collodion process) that is on glass with a dark backing, which makes the image appear as a positive. Came into wide use in the United States in the early 1850s.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Ambrotype of Woman Seated, circa 1860

 File — Box 3, Folder: 2016-002
Scope and Contents

The ambrotype of a white woman seated is in an intact decorated case with decorated red velvet on the interior and decorated brassware frame. The woman’s cheeks have been colorized pink. The latch is intact and functional and shows wear from opening and closing. The case and ambrotype are in excellent condition. The case is approximately 2.25” x 2.75” in size making the ambrotype a ninth plate.

Dates: circa 1860

Tintypes and Cased Images of Women and Children, circa 1860

 File — Box 3, Folder: 2016-004
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of four tintypes of white children and two cased images of white women. This material was acquired as a group, but there is no information supporting the related provenance of the material. The four tintypes include a child standing, a child or toddler seated in a stroller or other 19th century conveyance, a child seated holding a doll, and another child seated holding a doll. The ambrotype of a white child or toddler is in a broken case (the...
Dates: circa 1860