- Item 37154 - S. C. Stinson ambrotype, Gardiner, ca. 1860
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- Item 37154
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S. C. Stinson of Gardiner made this ambrotype portrait of an unidentified young man with a large, plaid bow tie.Show Details
The label on the back of the case advertises ”From / S.C. Stinson’s / Ambrotype rooms / over / Thwing’s Bookstore / Gardiner, Me. / This style picture for / 20 cents. / Cases 25 cents.”
Ambrotypes are negative images printed on glass with a blackened back so that the image appears positive. According to the writer Beaumont Newhall, the term "ambrotype" was coined by Marcus A. Root to mean "imperishable picture".