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Shelburne County Museum

Ambrotype


Accession number: 2011.12.09
Object type: Ambroype
Object subtype: Communication artifact
Date: 1850 – 1865
Materials: Leather, glass, metal
Measurements: 7.3 cm L x 6 cm W x 1 cm Thick
Narrative: Previous numbers: 673.B   POR 1.1
Description: Embossed black leather case.  Front cover is missing.  Ambrotype is of a young woman sitting with her right elbow resting on a table.  She is wearing a dark dress with a white collar and cuffs and a dark ribbon around her neck.  Her hair is parted in the centre and pulled back.  Handtinting has been applied to her cheeks.  The picture is set under glass in a gold metal frame.