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Ambrotypes

The photography choice of the mid 1850's through the 1860's. Read more >>

An ambrotype was a photographic process invented in the 1850's that replaced the daguerreotype (it was cheaper to produce an ambrotype). By the mid 1860's, the tintype became the photography of choice. As it is today, technology kept changing! << Read less
A photo of Boyce Heintzelman - Born 1888 – in Kansas Married to Ida Heintzelman One son Boyce Heintzelman Jr born in 1924 (Boyce was 35 or 36) 1910 – Played against Gonzaga Football while at state college “gritty little Boyce Heintzelman”
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Boyce Heintzelman
Born: 1888
Jeanette (Jessie) Hunter Choate Daguerreotype | Ambrotype | Ferrotype
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6th plate tinted ambrotype image of a mother and child (unidentified). I love their expressions! Circa early 1860's.
A photo of Rachel Emily Osterhout probably taken about 1865 when she married David Van Kleeck.
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Rachel Emily Osterhout
Nov 23, 1842 - May 9, 1874
A photo of David Van Kleeck
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David Van Kleeck
Feb 21, 1839 - Jul 23, 1902
Probably taken at time of her marriage to William Henry Gast (1842-1907).
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This is a photo of J.H. Wade / Ambrotype by Brady ; engd. by J.C. Buttre. added by Ancient Faces on January 10, 2012.
This is a photo of Parker H. French / S.F. Baker sc.; from an ambrotype by... added by Ancient Faces on January 10, 2012.
This is a photo of [Union case for daguerreotype, ambrotype, or tintype... added by Ancient Faces on January 9, 2012.
This is a photo of [Samuel W. Doble of Company D, 12th Maine Infantry... added by Ancient Faces on January 9, 2012.
This is a photo of [Union case for daguerreotype, ambrotype, or tintype... added by Ancient Faces on January 9, 2012.
This is a photo of [Union case for daguerreotype, ambrotype, or tintype... added by Ancient Faces on January 9, 2012.
This is a photo of [Union case for daguerreotype, ambrotype, or tintype... added by Ancient Faces on January 9, 2012.
This is a photo of [Union case for daguerreotype, ambrotype, or tintype... added by Ancient Faces on January 9, 2012.
This is a photo of [Union case for daguerreotype, ambrotype, or tintype... added by Ancient Faces on January 9, 2012.
This is a photo of [Union case for daguerreotype, ambrotype, or tintype... added by Ancient Faces on January 9, 2012.
Photograph shows identified soldier John A. Hartshorn, who volunteered to enlist in the army as a substitute for John W. Crane in August 1863. Hartshorn died on May 23, 1864 of wounds received at Cold Harbor, Virginia.
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A copy of an ambrotype by T. Painter Pearson, Macomb, Illinois. This print is not reversed from the ambrotype view.
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A copy of an ambrotype by T. Painter Pearson, Macomb, Illinois. This print is reversed from the ambrotype
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This is a photo of Abraham Lincoln, another view added by Ancient Faces on January 9, 2012.
This is a photo of [Union case for daguerreotype, ambrotype, or tintype... added by Ancient Faces on January 3, 2012.
This is a photo of [Union case for daguerreotype, ambrotype, or tintype... added by Ancient Faces on January 3, 2012.
This is a photo of [Union case for daguerreotype, ambrotype, or tintype... added by Ancient Faces on January 3, 2012.
This is a photo of [Union case for daguerreotype, ambrotype, or tintype... added by Ancient Faces on December 21, 2011.
A Lincoln campaign button from his Presidential race in 1860. Lincoln was an early adopter of photography for campaigning. The photo of him is copied from a popular 1858 ambrotype attributed to Roderick M. Cole of Peoria, Ill. Pretty brave of him since he wasn't considered the handsomest of men at the time. On the other side, was a photo of the Vice Presidential nominee, Hannibal Hamlin. I'd love to have one of these now! Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress
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Abraham Lincoln
Feb 12, 1809 - Apr 15, 1865
1850s? Thomas C. Brown, b. Oct. 24, 1828, son of George E. Brown and Aphema (Seamans) Brown. Thomas' wife, Nancy (Currier) Brown, b. May 30, 1830, dau. of Abner Currier and Margaret (Davis) Currier. This is a close-up of part of the original ambrotype.
Abrotype- this is a copy not very clear of a young woman possibly teen or early 20's. Could be Mary Forrester Olbon or her sister.
This is a photo (ambrotype) I bought on e-bay as a collectionner. The names of the mother and baby were written inside the photo case. If someone knows who these persons are, and where they are from, dates of birth, marriage etc, I am interested in knowing those informations. Thanks
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According to R. Lee Weaver, Photo Historian, this is a copy print of an earlier image, possibly a Ambrotype or Tin-type. The Cabinet Card states ROTE was the studio that copied this photo. Jacob E. Rote, 1894-1900. Studio: 50 1/2 N. Queen St. Lancaster, Pa
This is possibly an ambrotype and was found with family pictures. It could have been taken around 1850 in KY, IN, IL or KS. Could someone help us identify this man? Possible surnames are Winters, Jackson or Wagner.
This is possibly an ambrotype found with family pictures. Her surname may be Jackson, Winters or Wagner. The picture was probably taken around 1850 in KY, IN, IL or KS. Can anyone help us identify this pretty lady?
This is possibly an ambrotype and was found among family pictures. Surname could be Winters, Jackson or Wagner. Could have been taken in KY, IN, IL or KS around 1850. Could anyone help us identify them?
This photo of this lovely young woman was found among other unidentified Civil War era ambrotypes in a box with my great grandfather Henry Pickle Davis' Bible. It may have been taken in New Jersey or Iowa and possible surnames include Davis, Ritchey, Pickle, McDowell. Less likely surnames from Wisconsin or Illinois include Frederick, Roberts, Mills, Friggins. Can you help this girl regain her name?
This unidentified ambrotype is one of several found in a box with my great grandfather Henry Pickle Davis' Bible.
James M Barnett in his Confederate uniform. He lived in Kaufman County Texas. Copy is from an Ambrotype made in 1863.
Rote Cabnet Card suggests this is a copy (1894-1900)print of an earlier image. Ambrotype or Tin Type.
Daughters of Herman and Alice Baine Levinson. Cecelia (later Botto) and Tamar (later, Farr) Hand colored ambrotype
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Cecelia L Levinson
Born: Jun 8, 1854
Oldest images I have. Probably taken of portraits. Images are on glass (ambrotypes). Perhaps he is a minister-- what type? Is it Congregational? These are unidentified. His image is backed with another that appears to be a daguerotype. Farr; Alsobrook; Watkins; Baine; Mckiernan; Lyons
This is a lovely OLD tintype or ambrotype photo that used to have a cover that you'd close over it to protect the photo. This has since come off and all that is left is the clasp next to the photo itself..you can see it on the right side. The back is leather bound. Dad THINKS it is his grandma, Mary Dvorak, but being that she died when he was only 2, (1931)...it is hard to tell exactly who it is. Notice the lovely prayer book she is holding in her hand.
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Mary Dvorakova
Born: 1849
Ebenezer Mitchell & granddaughter. Ebenezer, died in, 1852, before ambrotypes were made in the U.S., so this has to be a later ambrotype copy of a Daguerreoytpe. The grandaughter, Ida, also died a short time after the image was made. Ebenezer's son, Eben, had two daughters he named, Ida, both of whom died in childhood.
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