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Photographs636 of 2875Vintage photographs double picture unknownSeptember 11,2011 Iraq,  Proud Army aviators.
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Posted 12 months ago

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mikeigotit
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I do not know exactly a year of this photograph on glass beautiful, Scary looking, the gentleman's face and beard highlighted any help on this type of picture or photograph would be highly appreciated thanks my collectors weekly family

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 12 months ago
    Great beard! I've got one about the same length.

    If the picture is actually on a glass plate (vs. one just covering the image) it would be an ambrotype. The were popular in the US from 1854 until the end of the Civil War.

    Sometimes there is information behind the image on the subject. You may want to try and carefully take it out of the case. A pen knife will help.

    Be careful when handling. I wouldn't recommend removing the brass matting and keeper. Touching the actual image surface will damage ambrotypes and some other early images.

    Add some additional images when it is outside of the case.

    scott
  2. mikeigotit mikeigotit, 12 months ago
    Thx. Scott, I did not see anything in the back of it, I am taking your advice and not messing with brass. thx. again.
  3. scottvez scottvez, 12 months ago
    Glad to help and thanks for sharing your early image!

    scott

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