Whole plates (synonym for full plates) are 6½ x 8½ inches. This is exactly that. Depicts a home with a barn. A man stands in the foreground, to the left of the impressive stone wall. Near the doorway, there's another man and a woman. ThereĆ„?'s a horse and buggy, with a man seated inside. Off to the left, there's a split rail fence and trees, including the one that frames this view on the left. If we gaze back towards the barn, there's a well with a long pole and pulley system. Split rail fences and more of the stone wall. Rich tonal range throughout. Housed in a wooden wall frame.

Paper at bottom says "The Estate of James Dickey." On reverse. there's a paper that says "Homestead. Warranty Deed" and an advertisement for Hazleton's Ambrotype Gallery at 140 Washington Street in Boston.

This is a large and delicate lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.


Condition:Slight discoloration at top of ambrotype is exaggerated by the camera.

Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000

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