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Photographs3322 of 44455 founders of united shoe machinery corporationcapured flag 1942-1943 japenese , my gradfathers, the flag went on tour in the states in 1944
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Posted 6 years ago

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I need help finding out Era for this Picture the frame its self feel like a litter bit more than the texture of aluminum any Ideas It easy to unfold the frame from the back it has what i think is newspaper or some sort of advertising, another thing could it be gold frame? trying to figure out who this person is. This is part of family belonging, have no one left to ask. Maybe this person is not family but if anyone has any information is very appreciated.

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  1. Trey Trey, 6 years ago
    Nice old photo, great shape.
  2. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    It is not a daguerreotype. A dag would have a heavy silver color to it and an almost mirror appearance. It is an ambrotype-- I base this on the ad in the back and the look (while there is a chance it is a tintype).

    The coloration in the sky is not typical of US images, but is much more prevalent in UK photographs. The entire ad would surely answer the location question.

    If it were a US image it would be from the Civil War or earlier. In the UK, ambrotypes were popular and continued to be produced in some quantity through the end of the century.

    As Rob said, the keeper and matting are made of brass.


  3. bratjdd bratjdd, 6 years ago
    Thanks, Scott have you ever ran into one were the picture is actually painted in the glass?
  4. bratjdd bratjdd, 6 years ago
    Thanks, Trey
  5. bratjdd bratjdd, 6 years ago
    Thanks, RobinHawaii
  6. bratjdd bratjdd, 6 years ago
    Thank you, walksoftly
  7. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    I have seen ambrotypes that were completely painted, so that it did look more like a painting than a photograph.

  8. bratjdd bratjdd, 6 years ago
    Are they rare?
  9. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    I wouldn't call them rare, but they are not found in anywhere the same numbers as regular ambrotypes.

    As with most photographs, it comes down to the subject matter and quality of the work. Many times the painting will detract from rather than add to the overall impact of the image.

    A well done piece would attract a broader grouping of collectors (photo, painting, miniature) to compete for the object.

  10. bratjdd bratjdd, 6 years ago
    Thank you, BELLING68 You definitively have a nice job were you could do two things at time. You are fortune because they are bosses that watch over you like a hawk :( Thank you again for the nice compliment!
  11. bratjdd bratjdd, 6 years ago
    Thank you, Manikin,walsoftly
  12. bratjdd bratjdd, 6 years ago
    Thank you, Deanteaks for stopping by
  13. Deanteaks Deanteaks, 5 years ago
    did you see mine

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