This is an interesting sixth plate ambrotype of an elderly lady showing the fashion and hairstyle of her age and era, c1865. Her dark gown is enhanced with lace collar and cuffs, and she is wearing black lace mittens. Her jewellery includes a gold brooch at the throat and a gold guard chain without slide looping up to the waist to what is almost certainly a watch held in a watch pocket. The mat includes the photographer’s name, Kimball of 347 Broadway, N.Y. The case itself is attractively decorated and lined with patterned dark pink velvet, but the spine is absent. The hook closure is intact. The image is very crisp with only the tiniest amount of spotting. There may be a small area of loss of the image on the left lower corner. This is an interesting image of an elegant seated lady in her later years, posing proudly for her portrait. Sixth plate, full case. 2.75 x 3.25 ins. (7 x 8 cm). Weight 108 grams. This item can be seen in the book, "How the Watch was Worn - A Fashion for 500 Years", on page 104.
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Hand-coloured Ambrotype of Elderly Lady with Gold Jewelry, Photographer Kimball, NY
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