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Young Girl Ambrotype Photo Fancy Dress Victorian Head Clamp 1 4 Plate Cased | eBay

Young Girl Ambrotype Photo Fancy Dress Victorian Head Clamp 1 4 Plate Cased | eBay

She's holding a figurine but it's her curls, her big oval eyes and her solemn expression that get our attention.

She's holding a figurine but it's her curls, her big oval eyes and her solemn expression that get our attention.

Three elegant sisters that somehow seem so much more mature than their years. Life was a very different world in those days. (1845 Daguerreotype.)

Three elegant sisters that somehow seem so much more mature than their years. Life was a very different world in those days. (1845 Daguerreotype.)

+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Stunning mother in a flowered bonnet gazing lovingly at her pretty baby.

+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Stunning mother in a flowered bonnet gazing lovingly at her pretty baby.

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victoriansolstice:    Undated daguerreotype of a young girl     c. 1850′s

victoriansolstice: Undated daguerreotype of a young girl c. 1850′s

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Vintage Photo young girl - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

Vintage Photo young girl - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

3 sisters, 6th plate dag  "Davis Tribe Henniker NH". The girl on the right looks like the girl who plays Sybil on Downton Abbey!

3 sisters, 6th plate dag "Davis Tribe Henniker NH". The girl on the right looks like the girl who plays Sybil on Downton Abbey!

The surface of the daguerreotype was not easy to paint or color but the desire for color was always strong. Powdered pigment was carefully stippled onto the surface. Most often it is the skin that is tinted but clothing and jewelry were sometimes colored as well. In the 1/4 plate below all the girls have tinted skin and rosy cheeks but only the second girl from the right has color added to her dress and necklace.

The surface of the daguerreotype was not easy to paint or color but the desire for color was always strong. Powdered pigment was carefully stippled onto the surface. Most often it is the skin that is tinted but clothing and jewelry were sometimes colored as well. In the 1/4 plate below all the girls have tinted skin and rosy cheeks but only the second girl from the right has color added to her dress and necklace.

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