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Ninth Plate Ambrotype of Young Man Plus Love Poem

Ruby ambrotype of a young man who may be part African American. He is stylishly dressed with a large bow tie favored in the 1850s. Brown paper that was likely on the back of the ambro with Jesemie (or Jennie?) Waide, Sandy Hill, N.C.? Dec 7th 1859. Another slip of paper has the first two stanzas from Sir John Suckling's (1609-1642) poem, "I prithee send me back my heart."

Condition:Ambrotype excellent, no case, mat/preserver only. Paper OK, but writing so small, it is difficult to read.

Estimate: $400 - $600
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