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Photographs1429 of 3296Photographers & Their Cameras - Captions Wanted #3!Beautifully tinted ruby ambrotype of boy in a DRESS
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Posted 3 years ago


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Sixth plate ambrotype from mid 1850s- early 1860s.

This type of image is typically used to portray mourning or loss. The child doesn't look to be wearing mourning clothes, so maybe it is just to show departure of the man (probably her father).

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking david!

  2. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks buss and vetraio.

  3. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks musik!

  4. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking amanda-- if you like antique photographs be sure to check out all of my other postings!

  5. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks toys. Check my postings for other interesting antique photographs!

  6. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking gdaughter!

  7. filmnet filmnet, 3 years ago
    Scott is this a Union soldier in the picture she is holding?
  8. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    There aren't enough details visible for me to call it a uniform.

    I do have another image of a woman holding an image of a soldier. If I remember where I put it, I'll post it later today!

  9. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking toni!

  10. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    Thanks rade and pat.


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