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[Portrait of a man]
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- Graphic material
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[between 1858-1866] (Creation)
- Littlefield, Parsons & Co.
Physical description area
1 photograph : ambrotype, in union case ; 7.5 x 6.5 x 2.3 cm opening to 7.5 x 12.9 x 1.5 cm
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Item is an example of an ambrotype with broken glass and worn coloured backing. Ambrotype is in a velvet-lined thermoplastic union case, showing a male sitter in front of a studio backdrop. The case was intended for use with 1/6 plate daguerreotypes, as indicated by the manufacturer's stamp on the inside back cover beneath the ambrotype plate: "Littlefield, Parsons & Co.,/ MANUFACTURERS OF/ Daguerrotype Cases./ L., P. & Co., are the sole/ Proprietors and only legal Manu-/ facturers of UNION CASES, with the/ Embracing Riveted Hinge./ Patented October 14, 1856,/ and April 21, 1857."
Poor. The coloured glass backing is broken.
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Open. Records are available for consultation without restriction.
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Date based on studio open dates. See "Early Florence History & Underground Railroad Studies, 2009, http://www.davidrugglescenter.org/earlybusiness.html"
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- Littlefield, Parsons & Co. (Subject)