An Early Victorian Ambrotype Photograph of an Elderly Gentleman
Daguerreotype was the first process of photography, invented in 1839, the image was produced on tin, and you have to angle the image at a 45 degrees in order to see the portrait, this gave these early photographs a ghostly quality to the image.
This is an image of a mature gentleman seated on a carved chair. Daguerreotypes and the later ambrotypes were quite a costly thing to purchase in the 19th century, so would have been from a reasonably comfortable houseold.
In reasonable condition for its age, missing its folding cover as is often the case with these pictures.
Dimensions: 9cm x 8cm