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Ambrotype studio portrait of Charlotte Walker with her son

Made 1855-1870
Photographic positive, ambrotype mounted in case, studio portrait of Charlotte Walker and her son Herbert. The ambrotype shows an image of Charlotte seated with her child on her lap. She wears a dark coloured dress with a full skirt, and a cameo brooch pinned at her neck between the lace collar of the dress.
The ambrotype is enclosed in a hinged case made from wood that has been covered in leather. The case opens to reveal the daguerreotype on the right hand side. The ambrotype is framed in an oval brass mat that has been stamped with a decorative floral pattern. A glass panel sits over the top of the brass mat. The opposite side of the case is lined with green velvet that has been embossed with a decorative pattern. On the outside of the case, the leather has been tooled with a decorative design. A metal clasp on the side of the case allows it to be closed securely.
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