Posted 6 years ago
This quarter plate ambrotype depicts two sisters in similar dresses each wearing a gold ring and bracelet. Additionally each has a nicely tinted coral necklace. The younger child looks like her patience for the posing has worn out.
The image is housed in a thermoplastic wall frame (Berg, 7-61G) that features a simple oval design with ornamental beadwork and burnished gilding.
The wall frame bears the patent information that traces to H. Halvorson of Cambridge, Mass. who was granted this patent for a "new and useful Improvement in the Manufacture of Daguerreotype Cases" in 1855.
Both the case and ambrotype show very little wear for their 150 year age.
Reproduction in any form is not authorized.