Hannah Thompson Ambrotype

Hannah at actual size (1/4 plate)

This is an amazingly poor ambrotype, which is a shame, because the dag of Waldo Thompson, her husband (shown here), is quite nice. 6th plate.

Waldo daguerreotype at actual size

Hannah enlarged to 400%

Enhanced some, showing her tinted cheeks, lips and dress.

This is an ambrotype without any black backing, showing the original negative quality of an ambrotype.

This is Hannah's ambro at twice actual size, reversed, and with black backing on only one half of the photo, turning that half positive.

Hannah's case at 100%

Pleasing but nothing special.