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Tintype of an odd-looking American couple, late 1860s - early 1870s: detail

Tintype of an odd-looking American couple, late 1860s - early 1870s: detail
American tintype (presumably 6th plate), cropped and glued on a CDV-size paper mat
photographer unknown (possibly Ohio), late 1860s (post 1868) - early 1870s

On the paper mat, "Patented Mar. 7. 65. Sept. 22. 68."

The restrained posing style of this coup…
Added on May 31, 2013

Tintype of an odd-looking American couple, late 1860s - early 1870s

Tintype of an odd-looking American couple, late 1860s - early 1870s
American tintype (presumably 6th plate), cropped and glued on a CDV-size paper mat
photographer unknown (possibly Ohio), late 1860s (post 1868) - early 1870s
entry number: fer.2010.01.

On the paper mat, "Patented Mar. 7. 65. Sept. 22. 68."

The restraine…
Added on May 31, 2013

Four abandoned ancestors: IV. Old lady

Four abandoned ancestors: IV. Old lady
6th plate ambrotype
unidentified American photographer, ca. 1860
entry number: amb.2010.07

This is one of a group of four ambrotypes that I acquired in 2010, which have apparently belonged to one single unidentified family. The group comprises a young la…
Added on May 31, 2013

Four abandoned ancestors: III. Old lady

Four abandoned ancestors: III. Old lady
9th plate ambrotype
unidentified American photographer, ca. 1860
entry number: amb.2010.06

This is one of a group of four ambrotypes that I acquired in 2010, which have apparently belonged to one single unidentified family. The group comprises a young la…
Added on May 31, 2013

Four abandoned ancestors: II. The husband

Four abandoned ancestors: II. The husband
6th plate ambrotype
unidentified American photographer, ca. 1860
entry number: amb.2010.05.

This is one of a group of four ambrotypes that I acquired in 2010, which have apparently belonged to one single unidentified family. The group comprises a young l…
Added on May 31, 2013

Four abandoned ancestors: I. The mother and the daughter

Four abandoned ancestors: I. The mother and the daughter
6th plate ambrotype
unidentified American photographer, ca. 1860
entry number: amb.2010.04.

This is one of a group of four ambrotypes that I acquired in 2010, which have apparently belonged to one single unidentified family. The group comprises this youn…
Added on May 31, 2013

Ambrotype of a Virginian couple

Ambrotype of a Virginian couple
Half plate American ambrotype
photorapher unknown, late 1850s-early 1860s
entry number: amb.2010.09.

Ambrotype of an American couple, coming from an estate in Norfolk, Virginia (Park Place or West Ghent) - thus, there is a great probability that the two…
Added on May 31, 2013

Ambrotype of a Virginian couple: plate

Ambrotype of a Virginian couple: plate
Half plate American ambrotype
photorapher unknown, late 1850s-early 1860s
entry number: amb.2010.09.

Ambrotype of an American couple, coming from an estate in Norfolk, Virginia (Park Place or West Ghent) - thus, there is a great probability that the two…
Added on May 31, 2013

Ambrotype of an American gentleman

Ambrotype of an American gentleman
6th plate ambrotype
unidentified American photographer, late 1850s - early 1860s
entru number: amb.2010.02

Ambrotype of an imposing American gentleman, wearing frock coat and a noteworthy cravat.

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View this ambrotype on Flickr.
Added on May 30, 2013

Ambrotype of a lady in fur wrap: case tray

Ambrotype of a lady in fur wrap: case tray
9th plate American ambrotype
photographer unknown, ca. 1857-60

Small photograph of an elegant lady with fur, veiled bonnet and white (or light coloured) leather gloves. Her frontal pose is seasoned with the shadow of a smile.

The ambrotype is quite sev…
Added on May 30, 2013

Ambrotype of a lady in fur wrap: case cover

Ambrotype of a lady in fur wrap: case cover
9th plate American ambrotype
photographer unknown, ca. 1857-60

Small photograph of an elegant lady with fur, veiled bonnet and white (or light coloured) leather gloves. Her frontal pose is seasoned with the shadow of a smile.

The ambrotype is quite sev…
Added on May 30, 2013

Ambrotype of a lady in fur wrap (in case)

Ambrotype of a lady in fur wrap (in case)
9th plate American ambrotype
photographer unknown, ca. 1857-60

Small photograph of an elegant lady with fur, veiled bonnet and white (or light coloured) leather gloves. Her frontal pose is seasoned with the shadow of a smile.

The ambrotype is quite sev…
Added on May 30, 2013

Ambrotype of a lady in fur wrap

Ambrotype of a lady in fur wrap
9th plate American ambrotype
photographer unknown, ca. 1857-60

Small photograph of an elegant lady with fur, veiled bonnet and white (or light coloured) leather gloves. Her frontal pose is seasoned with the shadow of a smile.

The ambrotype is quite sev…
Added on May 30, 2013

Little women: plate detail

Little women: plate detail
Half plate American ambrotype
photographer unknown,
ca. 1860.

Four lovely young women and a little boy gather around a severe elder lady, for what must have been the perfect 1860s family photograph. Elegant gowns, bare-shouldered teenage girls, brooches,…
Added on May 29, 2013

Little women

Little women
Half plate American ambrotype
photographer unknown,
ca. 1860.

Four lovely young women and a little boy gather around a severe elder lady, for what must have been the perfect 1860s family photograph. Elegant gowns, bare-shouldered teenage girls, brooches,…
Added on May 29, 2013

Daguerreotype of a mother with two children: case inscription

Daguerreotype of a mother with two children: case inscription
6th plate American daguerreotype
April 28, 1855. Photographer unknown.

A detailed shot of the inscription on the back of the daguerreotype case.

Suggestions with regard to the bracketed symbols in the last part of the inscription will be highly apprec…
Added on May 29, 2013

Daguerreotype of a mother with two children: children

Daguerreotype of a mother with two children: children
6th plate daguerreotype
unidentified American daguerreotypist, April 28, 1855
entry number: dag.2010.03.

The half-case (tray): embossed leather on wood.
Added on May 29, 2013

Daguerreotype of a mother with two children

Daguerreotype of a mother with two children
6th plate daguerreotype
unidentified American daguerreotypist, April 28, 1855
entry number: dag.2010.03.

A daguerreian portrait of a severe mother posing with her children. The woman`s frozen pose is attenuated by the gentle gesture of holding the infa…
Added on May 29, 2013