Posted 5 years ago
I bought this 6th plate sized ambrotype mainly for the terrific patriotic mat, not the cute baby (although the baby is adorable). When I got it home I took it apart to remove the mat and clean the glass. Wow!!! I made what I think is a great discovery. The baby is being held by a partially hidden black nanny. I don't know if it was taken in the South, but I do know it was from around the Civil War.