Antique Framed Ambrotype
Antique Framed Ambrotype
Antique Framed Ambrotype

Antique Framed Ambrotype

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Set in Embossed Leather Union Frame

Ca 1860s

3 1/1" x 3 5/8"

Frame Spine Has Been Repaired With Upholstery Tape

Ambrotypes were an early form of photography using a wet plate collodion process to transfer a positive image on a sheet of glass. The back of the glass would then be painted black, or set atop a black piece of cloth to better display the image. Ambrotypes were widely used in the 1850s-1860s, until being replaced by tin types as the more common form of photography.