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Large Ambrotype Of Gamblers UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER

Large Ambrotype Of Gamblers



Publication: Privately photographed and framed, n d ( ca 1855), N P

Half Plate, 4 1/8" x 5 1/4" image in a 6 3/4" x 8" frame. The photographer is unidentified. The original frame with a brass mat. Picture is of four men playing cards with a fifth man standing over the table and looking down on the players. While an attractive photograph of gambling it does not appear that the card players are western types. An ambrotype is an early type of photographic reproduction by essentially producing a positive picture by backing a glass negative with black paper or paint. Attractively presented in the original frame in near fine condition. Provenance: Robert G. McCubbin Collection.

Inventory Number: 45710