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Glass Photographic Plates

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 6:32AM GMT
Classification: Query
I picked up a couple of 3x4 glass photographic plates in quite good shape. The image is of a female about 20's, and I guess she is dressed in 1940s style.

Can anybody give me any insight into these glass plate images?

Re: Glass Photographic Plates

Posted: 20 Oct 2012 8:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
What would you want to know? You should have included them with your query.

I have boxes of 19th century glass photos. Glass is far more permanent than paper. You can print to either or metal. Those are called tin type. I have never hear of the glass being called by anything other than glass photographs. My g-grandfather also used paper but those are very yellowed by now.

Re: Glass Photographic Plates

Posted: 29 Oct 2012 11:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
They're call ambrotypes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambrotype

1940s would have been quite late for an ambrotype except as a novelty maybe - they went out of style in the mid to late 19th century, replaced mostly by tintypes.
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