Thursday, January 30, 2014

Ambrotype Case

The rich history of photography means that I see all types of photographs.  Your family collection is similar to your next door neighbor's but is also very different. Here's an example.  Today a client showed me this really sturdy looking case for a ambrotype.

It's a pretty standard ninth plate wood and leather case (2 1/4 by 3 in) decorated with a floral design.  What makes this case unique are the modifications.  It's encased in a metal outer edge to protect the fragile glass ambrotype.  I suspect this was done for traveling.  One of the potential owners of the case is a Confederate soldier.  The image on the inside depicts a young woman.

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