Posted 4 years ago
This ninth plate ambrotype depicts a mother holding an earlier image of her son who is recently deceased.
This type of mourning photography is unusual to find with such sharpness to the copy image (especially on such a small photograph).
The woman also appears to be wearing a mourning bracelet that is woven from hair.
This is probably the clearest example in my collection.
The image is housed in a nice thermoplastic case. Both the image and case date from the late 1850s.
Reproduction of these images in any form is prohibited.