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Ambrotypes (photographs)

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Photographs produced by mounting a negative (made by a variant of the wet collodion process) that is on glass with a dark backing, which makes the image appear as a positive. Came into wide use in the United States in the early 1850s.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

19th century daguerreotype and ambrotype portraits, approximately 1840-1870

 File — Box 3
Identifier: C-185
Scope and Contents Includes 19th century daguerreotype and ambrotype photographic portraits in frames and/or cases. Most photographs are portraits of single individuals, but some are family portraits. Most cases in the collection are made of wood covered with leather or embossed paper, but one is a thermal plastic/thermoplastic/Gutta Percha union case featuring a horse, three people, and a dog, in a scene that the dealer names "Roger de Coverly and the Gypsies Fortune." Roger de Coverly is the name...
Dates: approximately 1840-1870

Miscellaneous photograph collection

Identifier: C-185
Scope and Contents Collection of historic photographs, stereograph cards, cabinet photographs, and cartes-de-visites collected by Middlebury Special Collections. The collection includes images taken from 1870 onward. Subjects include the Middle East, Jerusalem, Nazareth and Palestine, Egypt, India, pornography, and various individuals seated for portraits. Portraits in the collection incude Middle Eastern studio portraits as well as approximately 45 black and white studio portraits taken in New England...
Dates: circa 1880-