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Object Name Ambrotype
Title Harriet Barksdale [later Mrs. Charles H. Clements]
Catalog Number 1963.029.00002
Description Ninth-plate ambrotype with applied color of a woman seated, facing camera, looking at camera, dark hair parted in middle and smoothed around ears, cheeks and lips tinted pink; large earrings tinted gold, large whitework collar that does not meet at center front of neck, round brooch, tinted gold, pinned to bodice between collar ends, dark bodice with a black, possibly lace, bretelle extending from upper arms across chest, corseted waist possibly with a belt, belt buckle or brooch pinned at center tinted gold, wide pagoda sleeves with wide black lace edging, full skirt with cartridge pleats, hands resting in lap;
Oval-style gilt mat with scroll motif embossing, double preserver, dark green velvet pad with foliate motif embossing, brown thermoplastic case with raised flower, foliate and fleur-de-lis motif; brass clasp intact, brass hinges;
Medium Brass/Glass/Metal/Paint/Photographic Emulsion/Thermoplastic/Velvet
Studio Unknown
Photographer Unknown
People Barksdale, Harriet
Clements, Harriet Barksdale [Mrs. Charles H.]
Provenance Ambrotype of Miss Barriet Barksdale (later Mrs. Charles H. Clements) of Halifax County, Virginia.
Subjects Ambrotypes
Cased photographs
Photographic studios