The Ideal Ambrotype

(In my opinion, of course.)

Ambro in case at actual size (1/9 plate)

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This young girl, perhaps 16 years old, was born about 1844.

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Isn't she magnificent (the photo I mean)? Make a printout of this and put it in a frame
for an instant photo of your great-great-grandmother.

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She's holding a photo case which the colorist took great pains to color,
probably under magnification.
The spots are on my scanner, since corrected.

Case at actual size

This type case makes me think it may be an English ambrotype.