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Ambrotypes

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

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!

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Taken in Olympia, Thurston County, WA in .
A photo of Boyce Heintzelman - Born 1888 – in Kansas Married to Ida... more
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Taken at New Bedford, MA on .
Jeanette (Jessie) Hunter Choate Daguerreotype | Ambrotype | Ferrotype
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Taken in .
6th plate tinted ambrotype image of a mother and child (unidentified). I love... more
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Taken in Lancaster, Lancaster County, PA .
Probably taken at time of her marriage to William Henry Gast (1842-1907).
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A copy of an ambrotype by T. Painter Pearson, Macomb, Illinois. This print is... more
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A copy of an ambrotype by T. Painter Pearson, Macomb, Illinois. This print is... more
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