Rare quarter-plate ambrotype of a shirtless boxer with his fists up in a classic boxing pose. This is a clear glass ambrotype behind a mat and cover glass, with folded piece of black paper in the case behind the image.
The mat is a Hayden mat with a patent date on its underside of October 1855, it is not a later British mat.
Ambrotype has some age related perimeter darkening, some light surface issues, and a crack in the upper-left area... does not jump out. Housed in a very nice, full and complete case.
Nice image.. I took pics without flash in average indoor lighting, as well as with flash to help reduce background reflections and show more detail.
Boxed Priority Mail.