December 20, 2018 12:00 PM EST Cincinnati
Ends January 07, 2019


Half Plate Ambrotype of Teachers and Their Students

Anonymous half plate ambrotype of a country school room depicting teachers and their students arranged on risers before a cloth draped blackboard. Both younger children as well as teen-aged subjects, along with at least four young adults -- presumably the teachers -- are included in the scene. A plank bottomed chair is inexplicably given prominence in the scene, with both students as well as a teacher's desk visible at the right.

Provenance:Charles A. and Frances Swedlund Collection of Early Photography


Image is overall in fair to good condition with some wear to edges and corners of case, which is missing its cover.  Moderate flaking of shellac on rear of image present, with some active flaking still present.  

Estimate: $200 - $300
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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