1/4 Post Mortem Ambrotype Boy in Hidden Father's Lap
1/4 Post Mortem Ambrotype Boy in Hidden Father's Lap
1/4 Post Mortem Ambrotype Boy in Hidden Father's Lap
1/4 Post Mortem Ambrotype Boy in Hidden Father's Lap
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1/4 Post Mortem Ambrotype Boy in Hidden Father's Lap

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Original 1850s, quarter-plate ambrotype, deceased boy in the lap of a man, almost certainly his father, whose face is partially visible.

Ambrotype is housed in its original decorated thermoplastic case that is in perfect condition! I could not find a single flaw of any kind, not even a tiny nick. You will not find a case in better condition than this one, a case which I believe also happens to be pretty rare. Closed, the case's largest side measures about 4 3/4".

This is a clear glass ambrotype with a piece of dark cloth inside of the case. If you see any white specks in my pics, it's the cloth showing through; you can replace the cloth with a piece of dark paper or velvet. The ambrotype is in overall very good or better antique condition, with a few small mat abrasions. The provided pics were taken with my cell phone, with and without flash.

Shipping: Boxed & insured PRIORITY MAIL.