Mrs. Susan Bradshaw ambrotype, 1859

Image: 1/6 plate on red ruby glass; Seated woman with arm resting on posing table, with hair parted in the center and smoothed down over the head behind the ears, wearing a dress with bishop sleeves and a darted bodice front and front closure, with a wide flat whitework collar, and a small gilded br...

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Main Author: Smith, S. A. (Creator)
Collection:Historical Society of Pennsylvania daguerreotypes and ambrotypes (#3404)
Date:1859
Dimensions:6.9 x 8.3 cm
2 23/32 x 3 9/32 in
8.1 x 9.3 cm
3 3/16 x 3 19/32 in
Box Number:Box 3
Folder Number:Folder 167
Format: Electronic
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Copyright:Public domain
Online Access:https://digitallibrary.hsp.org/index.php/Detail/objects/6622
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Summary: Image: 1/6 plate on red ruby glass; Seated woman with arm resting on posing table, with hair parted in the center and smoothed down over the head behind the ears, wearing a dress with bishop sleeves and a darted bodice front and front closure, with a wide flat whitework collar, and a small gilded brooch at her throat. Preserver: Fancier with inward points at the corners (after 1858). Mat: Oval with matte finish and ornate (late 1850s). Case: Paper covered wood frame embossed with the common The Hovering Bird, Variant design [Plate 95 on page 102 of "American Miniature Case Art" by Floyd and Marion Rinhart (Cranbury, New Jersey: A. S. Barnes and Co., Inc., 1969)] both front and back, with a red velvet pinchpad and a red velvet cushion embossed with the photographer's name and address (1850s).