The Ambrotype is an early style of photograph made on glass using the wet plate collodion process. It was first introduced in the 1850’s, and was the successor for the daguerreotype. Like its predecessor, the ambrotype had to be secured within a protective casing because of its frailty. They did not have the brilliant mirror-finish that daguerreotypes did, but instead tended to be dull and drab. The main benefit of the ambrotype was price, which was significantly less expensive than its precursor.

 

This ambrotype is in great overall condition, but is missing the front cover. The image itself is very crisp and clean with typical wear and markings.

Ambrotype, Mid-19th Century

$150.00 Regular Price
$85.00Sale Price