Lot 11    

Quarter Plate Ambrotype of Gent and His Inkwell
2002 Historic Americana. May 4.
Anonymous image of a well-dressed gent taken before a canvas drop. He is posed with a large cerramic inkwell and two dip pens, perhaps indicative of his occupation.

Condition:  
Image Exc in pressed paper case with lid detached.
Est $200 - $400
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