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Offline Humdinger

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Need photo dated Maria Brito Portugal
« on: Friday 24 May 19 17:59 BST (UK) »
Hi all,
I was wondering if someone might be able to date this photo for me. I also need the approximate age of the lady in the photo. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Photo was possibly taken in Ontario, Canada

Is this a Daguerreotype photo?

Thanks,
Patti
Bicknell -- Crediton, Devon, England - Ontario, Canada
Moffatt -- Ontario, Canada
Ronaghan -- Armagh, Ireland - Cheshire, England
McClain -- Oklahoma, USA - Alberta, Canada

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Re: Need photo dated Maria Brito Portugal
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 25 May 19 10:52 BST (UK) »
This is an ambrotype (on glass). This process superseded the daguerreotype.
This was in use from 1851 & into the early 60's but started to fade around 1860 when a newer process arrived.
The dress & hairstyle suggests a date of mid-late 50's but could be slightly later depending on how up to date she was.
She looks around early to mid 20's & appears married (she has a ring on her wedding finger, ambrotypes are in reverse) so someone born around 1825-35 I would say.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: Need photo dated Maria Brito Portugal
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 25 May 19 15:13 BST (UK) »
This is an ambrotype (on glass). This process superseded the daguerreotype.
This was in use from 1851 & into the early 60's but started to fade around 1860 when a newer process arrived.
The dress & hairstyle suggests a date of mid-late 50's but could be slightly later depending on how up to date she was.
She looks around early to mid 20's & appears married (she has a ring on her wedding finger, ambrotypes are in reverse) so someone born around 1825-35 I would say.

Thank you Jim1. Greatly appreciated. Guess from what you told me it is not who I thought it was... :'( was really hoping it was a daguerreotype. Oh well...

thank you,
Patti
Bicknell -- Crediton, Devon, England - Ontario, Canada
Moffatt -- Ontario, Canada
Ronaghan -- Armagh, Ireland - Cheshire, England
McClain -- Oklahoma, USA - Alberta, Canada