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Ambrotype of George Walker, ex-Mayor of Paddington

Made in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1855-1865.
An ambrotype showing a 3/4 length portrait of a young man photographed seated in a studio setting. The man wears a three piece suit and tie. He rests his left arm on the back of the chair he is seated on and sits with the right side of the his body angled towards the camera. The ambrotype is enclosed in a hinged case made from wood that has been covered in leather. The case opens to reveal the ambrotype on the right hand side. The ambrotype is framed in an oval brass mat that has been stamped with a decorative foliate pattern. A glass panel sits over the top of the brass mat. The opposite side of the case is lined with red velvet that has been embossed with a decorative foliate pattern. The velvet lining has come partially unstuck from the inside of the lid. On the outside of the case, the leather has been embossed with a decorative floral design which is surrounded by a rectangular border. Two metal hooks on the side of the case allow it to be closed securely.
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