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After Christmas SALE Antique Ambrotype Photograph Civil War Era

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A wonderfully dark antique ambrotype, which is a photograph on glass. The expressions of the happy couple are priceless, the woman looks surprised sitting next to the gentleman who looks like an undertaker. The photo is under glass for protection and set in an ornate frame, the back of which is coated cloth I believe.

The black portion of the photo was probably lacquer based on the photo process, and it has now dried up and cracked. The light portion of the photo (the faces, hands and clothing) is not effected by this, but it does give it an almost floating appearance to the faces. Measures 4 & 5/8" across by 3&1/8" top to bottom. Photo itself is about 2.5" across and 2" top to bottom. No marks. There is a latch on one side, this used to be a case that would close, but the other side is missing.

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After Christmas SALE Antique Ambrotype Photograph Civil War Era


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: glass, metal, foil
  • Feedback: 2891 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Connecticut, United States