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Ambrotype glass photo of a Victorian gentleman in a gold colour metal frame that folds around the glass to protect it. The total measurements are 2 1/2" x 2" and, apart from some scratches on the photo, its in good condition considering its age. The metal covering has minor wear on the corners and the reverse, is a rich golden colour, in very good condition on the front, it has been made wafer thin to wrap around the glass photograph. A nice example of an early photograph from the 1850s to add to a collection.

The ambrotype is a photograph that creates a positive image on a sheet of glass using the wet plate collodion process. In the United States, ambrotypes first came into use in the early 1850s. The wet plate collodion process was invented just a few years before that by Frederick Scott Archer, but ambrotypes used the plate image as a positive, instead of a negative. In 1854, James Ambrose Cutting of Boston took out several patents relating to the process and may be responsible for coining the term "ambrotype".

Ambrotype Photograph Victorian Gentleman Embossed Frame


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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