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Ambrotype (photograph on glass) of unknown man, mid-1850s

Ambrotype photograph of an unknown man in the mid-1850s, plus a 4-page website printout from Wikipedia.org explaining ambrotype. Ambrotype photography involves the creation of an image on a plate of glass that has been coated with a thin layer of collodion then dipped in sliver nitrate, before being exposed to the subject whilst still wet.