Posted 4 years ago
This is a sixth plate ruby ambrotype that depicts what I would consider to be a very beautiful woman of the era. She wears a lot of jewely-- brooch, bracelet, earrings and ring.
Her jewelry has been gold tinted. Her features have been enhanced as well-- light red to her face and a slight hint of blue to her eyes (a minute tinting effort calling for a very steady hand).
This beauty was photographed by Lyons of Philadelphia and bears a blue label under the glass. Most likely "Apheus M." who is noted to having a studio on Market St.
The photograph dates from the very late 1850s.
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