Skip to content

Sixth Plate


Out of stock

SKU: D12-158 Category:

WITH HER MAN! I really am unable to guarantee to all of you readers that the sixth plate ambrotype of the chap was related to the plainly dressed lady shown opposite him in a detached leather case that had two image compartments. At one time, the halves were together since the cover designs match and the inner gold designs were the same. Although the mats are different on the two portraits the protectors were identical. Fingers of oxidation approach the resealed woman from all directions. Her countenance remains unmarked. Her facial tinting was boldly applied by an unskilled hand. The simplicity of her costume might have indicated that she was a pious person. Possibly a member of the Quaker community. The competent operator had a room equipped with a skylight for his source of illumination.