Civil War Era, Circa 1860, Sixth Plate, Brass, Orotype of Three Men With Dinghy, Open Water, Mountains,Civil War Era, Circa 1860, Sixth Plate, Brass, Orotype of Three Men With Dinghy, Open Water, Mountains,Civil War Era, Circa 1860, Sixth Plate, Brass, Orotype of Three Men With Dinghy, Open Water, Mountains,Civil War Era, Circa 1860, Sixth Plate, Brass, Orotype of Three Men With Dinghy, Open Water, Mountains,Civil War Era, Circa 1860, Sixth Plate, Brass, Orotype of Three Men With Dinghy, Open Water, Mountains,

This scene shows three men dragging a dinghy out into the open water near a set of mountains. It is bright yellow with dark figures along it, framed in brass and covered by a sheet of glass. An ambrotype is a positive photograph on glass made by a variant of the wet plate collodion process. Like a print on paper, it is viewed by reflected light. Like the daguerreotype, which it replaced, and like the prints produced by a Polaroid camera, each is a unique original that could only be duplicated by using a camera to copy it. The ambrotype was introduced in the 1850s. During the 1860s it was superseded by the tintype, a similar photograph on thin black-lacquered iron.

Size: 3 1/4" by 3 3/4" by 1/2".

Medium: Wood, Glass, Brass.

Artist or Maker: Unknown

Condition: Spattered repairs to the upper left, darkening to the brass, slight wear overall.

Circa 1860.

Item ID: A6422


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Civil War Era, Circa 1860, Sixth Plate, Brass, Orotype of Three Men With Dinghy, Open Water, Mountains,

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