New World, USA, ca. 19th century CE. A pair of ambrotypes, examples of one of the first commercially successful photograph process (ca. 1850s), one set into a brass frame, the other into a small, decorated wooden box with velvet lining. Both depict horses pulling carts. Ambrotypes, photographs taken on specially-coated glass surfaces by exposing them while wet with a silver nitrate solution, gave ordinary people some of their first opportunities to see themselves through the art of photography. Size of largest in frame: 5.6" W x 4.25" H (14.2 cm x 10.8 cm)
Provenance: private Ventura County, California, USA collection
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