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Ambrotype of Captain R J Miller

Photographed c1853
An ambrotype showing the portrait of a man photographed seated in a studio setting. The man is wearing a jacket made from checkered fabric, a waistcoat with an embroidered floral pattern and a checkered fabric neck tie. He rests both hands on the arms of the chair he is seated on. The ambrotype has been tinted with the man's cheeks in pink. 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. A glass panel sits over the top of the brass mat and another decorative brass frame sits on the outside of the glass. The opposite side of the case is lined with faded red velvet featuring an embossed decorative pattern. On the outside of the case, the leather also features an embossed decorative pattern. Two metal hooks on the side of the case allows it to be closed securely.
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