Ambrotype of a man

Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Date
ca. 1855
Medium
silver nitrate on glass photographic plate
Dimensions
H x W: 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (8.9 x 6.4 cm)
Description
This 1/6 plate ambrotype depicts an unidentified man from the waist up. He wears a dark jacket, light shirt, and a dark ribbon tie at the neck. His cheeks have been hand-tinted pink, and a chain hanging from his waist has been tinted gold. The ambrotype is housed in a brown case and has an oval gold metal frame with worn decorative details including two crossed flags and a shield at bottom and top center.
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
ambrotypes
portraits
Topic
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2008.9.11
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56989747a-4e91-4581-b40f-108c5fdea29b