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1/6th Plate Ambrotype Quadruple: Husband, Wife, & Children

1/6th Plate Ambrotype Quadruple: Husband, Wife, & Children

475.00

This is a very nice quadruple case with husband, wife, and children ambrotype photographs in a thermoplastic case. The thermoplastic case appropriately has the “Mother Embracing Child” cover (Berg 1-13, S, p. 70, $350) combined with the “Geometric” back (Berg 3-7, R, p. 173, $300). The case is in good condition with tight hinges, but there are a couple of edge chips (on the cover) and rail stress cracks (on the back).  The husband (with a large hand in a Napoleonic pose) and wife photographs have identical composition with both subjects similarly posed.  It is interesting to note the position of the woman’s hands which may be concealing a pregnancy.  They come with identical, nearly flawless, mats and preservers and both are backed with black velvet and blue paper.  These photographs were obviously by the same “unknown” photographer.  The lower ambrotypes are of two little girls, both wearing off the shoulder dresses.  The little girl in the light dress has a gold tinted pin at the collar. All of these ambros have the old paper seals with black painted backs to provide the contrast.  Overall this is a very nice ambrotype group and case that displays very well.

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This is a very nice quadruple case with husband, wife, and children ambrotype photographs in a thermoplastic case. The thermoplastic case appropriately has the “Mother Embracing Child” cover (Berg 1-13, S, p. 70, $350) combined with the “Geometric” back (Berg 3-7, R, p. 173, $300). The case is in good condition with tight hinges, but there are a couple of edge chips (on the cover) and rail stress cracks (on the back).  The husband (with a large hand in a Napoleonic pose) and wife photographs have identical composition with both subjects similarly posed.  It is interesting to note the position of the woman’s hands which may be concealing a pregnancy. 

This item comes with identical, nearly flawless, mats and preservers and both are backed with black velvet and blue paper.  These photographs were obviously by the same “unknown” photographer.  The lower ambrotypes are of two little girls, both wearing off the shoulder dresses.  The little girl in the light dress has a gold tinted pin at the collar. All of these ambros have the old paper seals with black painted backs to provide the contrast.  Overall this is a very nice ambrotype group and case that displays very well.