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Object Name Ambrotype
Title Unidentified Woman
Catalog Number 2012.012.00026
Description Ninth-plate ambrotype; black backing missing so image appears in negative; woman, bust portrait, lace day cap [?]; placed back on head, strings not visible, hair possibly parted down middle with wings over both ears, large white lace collar with scalloped edges, large brooch in the center, possible fan front bodice style in horizontal print material, drop shoulders, sleeves not visible; oval mat, preserver stamped with simple foliate pattern; case is leather-coverd wood embossed on exterior sections; interior obverse case section lined with velvet pad;
Medium Brass/Felt/Glass/Leather/Wood
Studio Unknown
Photographer Unknown
Event Antebellum
Provenance This photograph is one of 40 passed down to the donor from the Purse family of Savannah, Georgia.
Search Terms Savannah, Georgia
Subjects Ambrotypes
Cased photographs
Domestic life