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Ambrotypes (photographs)

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Photographs produced by mounting a negative (made by a variant of the wet collodion process) that is on glass with a dark backing, which makes the image appear as a positive. Came into wide use in the United States in the early 1850s.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Meta Coleman collection of du Pont family portraits

 Collection
Identifier: 1968-021
Abstract: Margaretta “Meta” du Pont Coleman (1862-1938) was a descendant of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) who founded the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company with his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) in 1802. The E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. She collected family portraits while compiling a family genealogy. This collection includes daguerrotypes, tintypes, ambrotypes and other early portrait photographs of various family members.
Dates: circa 1860-circa 1900