Mrs. Anne Slifer ambrotype, 1858

Image: 1/9 plate on red ruby glass; Seated woman, hair parted in the center and smoothed down over the head, small puffs covering the ears, with an arm resting on cloth-covered posing table, wearing a dark dress with a yoke and fullness over the bosom, buttons up the front, and long bishop sleeves g...

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Collection:Historical Society of Pennsylvania daguerreotypes and ambrotypes (#3404)
Date:1858
Dimensions:5.0 x 6.3 cm
1 31/32 x 2 1/2 in
6.0 x 7.2 cm
2 3/8 x 2 27/32 in
Box Number:Box 2
Folder Number:Folder 170
Format: Electronic
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Copyright:Public domain
Online Access:https://digitallibrary.hsp.org/index.php/Detail/objects/6613
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Summary: Image: 1/9 plate on red ruby glass; Seated woman, hair parted in the center and smoothed down over the head, small puffs covering the ears, with an arm resting on cloth-covered posing table, wearing a dark dress with a yoke and fullness over the bosom, buttons up the front, and long bishop sleeves gathered above the elbows and again into plain cuffs, with a wide whitework collar and a brooch at the throat, color applied to her cheeks. Preserver: Straight but more ornate (1850s). Mat: Nonpariel with matte finish (mid 1840s to mid 1850s). Case: Paper and leather covered wood frame embossed with a geometric design both front and back, with a red velvet pinchpad, and a red velvet cushion embossed with a scrollwork design (1850s).