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Shelburne County Museum

Ambrotype


Accession number: 2011.12.08
Object type: Ambrotype
Object subtype: Communication artifact
Date: 1850 – 1865
Materials: Leather, velvet, glass, metal
Measurements: 7.3 cm L x 6 cm W x 1.7 cm ThickDimensions are for closed case
Narrative: Previous numbers: 673.E  POR 1.2 
Description: Embossed dark brown leather case with gold edging and metal clasp.  Front inside cover is lined with dark purple velvet stamped with a floral pattern.  The ambrotype shows a man sitting in a chair.  He is wearing a three-piece suit, a tie and a watch fob.  He has a mustache, bearch and large sideburns.