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Ambrotype studio portrait of Charlotte Fanny Walker

Made 1855-1870
Photographic positive, ambrotype mounted in case, studio portrait of Charlotte Fanny Walker, daughter of George and Charlotte Walker. The ambrotype shows a full length portrait of Charlotte Fanny Walker as a young girl photographed standing with her arms folded in front of her in a studio setting. She wears a dress with a full skirt and puffed sleeves. 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. On the outside of the case, the leather has been embossed with a decorative floral design. A metal clasp on the side of the case allow it to be closed securely.
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