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Posted 11 months ago

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scottvez
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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.

Reproduction of this image in any form is prohibited.

scott

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  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 11 months ago
    She is quite striking. Wealthy?
  2. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting amber. I would think that she had some money.

    scott
  3. bratjdd bratjdd, 11 months ago
    She is Very Beautiful and Elegant!!! I Love It.
  4. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    Thanks for looking bratjdd, tlmbaran and inky!

    scott
  5. walksoftly walksoftly, 11 months ago
    Very nice, she beautiful!
  6. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting david!

    scott
  7. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    Thanks for looking vetraio, buss and moonstone!

    scott
  8. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    Thanks for looking manikin!

    scott
  9. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    Thanks as always for looking rob!

    scott
  10. smiata smiata, 8 months ago
    Most of the old photos of women, the women seem so sad and not very attractive. But she is so different than most. I love this photo. And is that an orb in the last photo? The second also seems to have this orb.
  11. scottvez scottvez, 8 months ago
    Thanks smiata-- images showing attractive women are much harder to find and usually command a premium over a standard image. The "orb" is a camera lens reflection on the glass plate-- nothing spiritual or alien!

    scott
  12. smiata smiata, 8 months ago
    It may not be, but it makes for a good story. Lol....mysterious!
  13. scottvez scottvez, 8 months ago
    Thanks for looking official.

    scott
  14. scottvez scottvez, 4 months ago
    Thanks aghcollect!

    scott
  15. scottvez scottvez, 3 months ago
    Thanks for looking sara! If you like quality antique photographs, I have several hundred others posted on CW.

    scott
  16. scottvez scottvez, 3 months ago
    Thanks for looking tom!

    scott
  17. valentino97 valentino97, 3 months ago
    She is so beautiful.
  18. scottvez scottvez, 3 months ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting valentino.

    scott
  19. scottvez scottvez, 2 days ago
    Thanks again toni!

    scott

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