© 2015 Fourtoes L

Mrs Lewthwaite & William Lewthwaite

My heart sank when I opened this recent purchase. The sound of glass rattling about is never a good sign. Luckily it was only the frame glass that was broken on this whole plate coloured ambrotype. I took it to the studio to dismantle and re glaze.

A

A paper and timber back.

B

Mrs Lewthwaite (Granny)

William Lewthwaite (Uncle Will)

C

Large thick card

D

Two sheets of smaller card

E

Brown velvet

F

The plate

G

The Times January 18 1855

H

And in pencil

I

J

K

A wonderful tinted whole plate collodion positive of a young boy, in a dress, and his mother. This plate truly has to be seen in hand, it is amazing.

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2 Comments

  1. Sam Cornwell
    Posted June 17, 2015 at 8:42 PM | #

    Wow, Tony! What a magnificent find, especially with that date. That child’s great grandchildren have probably since died.

  2. Posted June 19, 2015 at 8:28 AM | #

    And on that cheery note Sam, Thanks. lol.

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