Every once in a while an ambrotypist really just hit the nail on the head with tone and contrast. This is one of those times. If you can believe it, the image is not even a ruby glass, but rather a single pane of glass backed by a metal plate. It’s that good. The backdrop is fantastic as is her outfit. Was she going to a costume party? Her cheeks are lightly tinted. There are a few little scratches on the surface here and there. The image comes in a slightly worn plastic case with a purple pad.