Item 2008.001.1869 - [Portrait of a man]

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[Portrait of a man]

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  • [187-] (Creation)

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1 photograph: 6.5 x 7.5 cm (closed), 13 x 7.5 cm (open), 4 x 5.5 cm (oval, sight)

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Item is a black cased ambrotype. Closes with one metal clasp. Inside cover has a gold velvet soft cushion. Image side has brass matt and brass preserver with cover glass. Brass matt inscription on recto "Ambrotype July 4 & 11 185-,". Ambrotype is an image of a man, seated, wears a dark suit with vest and checked bow tie. Has a beard that grows down sides of face to under chin. Cheeks tinted pink.

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Paper covered case worn and flaking off. Inside cushion is ripped. Brass matt is tarnished and marked. Looks like severe tarnishing under glass. Case is hinged with tape.

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