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Brooch containing ambrotype studio portrait of a woman

Made 1855-1865
An ambrotype showing a portrait of an older woman photographed in a studio setting. The woman wears a dress with a lace collar and chains around her neck. She has the right side of the her body angled towards the camera. The ambrotype has been hand tinted with the woman's collar in white and the chains are her neck in gold. The ambrotype is enclosed in an oval metal frame with a glass cover. There is a metal clasp pin fixed to the back of the frame.
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Brooch containing ambrotype studio portrait of a woman

Made 1855-1865
An ambrotype showing a portrait of an older woman photographed in a studio setting. The woman wears a dress with a lace collar and chains around her neck. She has the right side of the her body angled towards the camera. The ambrotype has been hand tinted with the woman's collar in white and the chains are her neck in gold. The ambrotype is enclosed in an oval metal frame with a glass cover. There is a metal clasp pin fixed to the back of the frame.
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