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Object Name Ambrotype
Title Mrs. Louis A. Adam
Catalog Number 0985.05.00171
Description Ninth-plate ambrotype on ruby glass with applied color. Head shot, woman, head slightly angled right, face turned left to camera, looking at camera, hair parted down center, side wings smoothed back at ears with hair hanging down neck in a net, edges of a bow in hair visible on left side, dangle earrings, possibly of jet and pearl, top of collar, possibly lace, visible.

Oval-style metal mat with beaded embossing around frame opening, brown velvet pad. Plain leather-covered union case, embossed edging, with button latch and brass hinges in the spine.
Medium Brass/Glass/Leather/Metal/Paint/Photographic Emulsion/Velvet/Wood
Studio Unknown
Photographer Unknown
People Adam, Louis A., Mrs.
Provenance Photograph of Mrs. Louis A. Adam, of New Orleans, taken in Richmond, Virginia, in 1865. (donor information)
Search Terms New Orleans, Louisiana
Richmond, Virginia
Subjects Ambrotypes
Cased photographs
Civilians
Photographic studios
Photographs
Photography
War
Women