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Glass Plate photo of unknown relative
« on: Monday 14 December 20 11:11 GMT (UK) »
This is a photo on a glass plate, depending on what age you may think it is will give me a fairly good idea of who it might be, as I have a group of photos that were kept in a box so I know which family they belong to. The 2nd pic is the back.
also
what is the best way to look after it? Could I get a 'photo copy' from it?
Thank you

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Perry:- Middlesex, Hertford, Essex.  Britton:- Middlesex, London, Gloucester.  Murray:- Lancashire.  Lee:- Liverpool.  Bennison:- Cumberland, Yorkshire? Robins:- Liverpool, London, Devon.  Procter:- Liverpool. Westhead :- Liverpool. Norman :- Essex, Suffolk. Kitchener:- Bedford, Middlesex. Marriage:- Middlesex. Chopping:- Hertford.

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Re: Glass Plate photo of unknown relative
« Reply #1 on: Monday 14 December 20 13:06 GMT (UK) »
What you have is an 1850's-early 60's ambrotype.
You need to protect the back as the black shellac brings out the image.
Lose that & you lose the image.
These were mounted in gilt cases similar to the one below so you could
buy a replacement.
She looks in her 40's.
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Re: Glass Plate photo of unknown relative
« Reply #2 on: Monday 14 December 20 13:10 GMT (UK) »
I would say that it is mid 1850s to early 1860s. How lucky you re to have one in such good condition.

 I think that there are a few threads on the care of them. I'll do some searching. 

Re photocopying - how large is the plate. It might be better to make a really good scan and file it away. You could either have it printed professionally or print it out yourself.

I'm sure many of us would be keen to do a restore of it as well, if you'd like  :)

Add -I'm glad I agree with Jim  :)
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Re: Glass Plate photo of unknown relative
« Reply #3 on: Monday 14 December 20 13:31 GMT (UK) »
Re printing, etc.

Here's a thread that Jim and China contributed to about copying  ambrotypes

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=542843.0
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Re: Glass Plate photo of unknown relative
« Reply #4 on: Monday 14 December 20 14:32 GMT (UK) »
I don't know about copying glass plates, but, you could always print off a copy of this ...
Norfolk, Nelsons of Gt Ryburgh, Gooch, Howman, Ainger, Couzens, Batrick (Norfolk & Dorset), Tubby ( also of Yorkshire) Cathcarts of Ireland, Lancashire & Isle of Wight) Dickinsons of Morecambe and Lancaster. Proctor & Threlfall of Westmoreland and Lancs, Wilson of Poulton-le-Sands. Mitchells of Isle of Wight. Hair of Ayrshire, Williamson of Tradeston, Glasgow. Nelsons in Australia with Haywards Heath connections.

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Re: Glass Plate photo of unknown relative
« Reply #5 on: Monday 14 December 20 14:34 GMT (UK) »
Of course, I've reduced the file size for posting, but I can email you the full size version, cheers, Ian
Norfolk, Nelsons of Gt Ryburgh, Gooch, Howman, Ainger, Couzens, Batrick (Norfolk & Dorset), Tubby ( also of Yorkshire) Cathcarts of Ireland, Lancashire & Isle of Wight) Dickinsons of Morecambe and Lancaster. Proctor & Threlfall of Westmoreland and Lancs, Wilson of Poulton-le-Sands. Mitchells of Isle of Wight. Hair of Ayrshire, Williamson of Tradeston, Glasgow. Nelsons in Australia with Haywards Heath connections.

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Re: Glass Plate photo of unknown relative
« Reply #6 on: Monday 14 December 20 14:40 GMT (UK) »
This is a photo on a glass plate, depending on what age you may think it is will give me a fairly good idea of who it might be, as I have a group of photos that were kept in a box so I know which family they belong to. The 2nd pic is the back.
also
what is the best way to look after it? Could I get a 'photo copy' from it?
Thank you

It's a lovely image and needs to be preserved and Gadget has provided a good link for you.
If you would like a photo to print, then I suggest that you alter the title of your post to include a Repair and we can give it a clean for you, just use the modify button to make the amendment.

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Re: Repair Glass Plate photo of possible Procter relative
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 16 December 20 16:59 GMT (UK) »
Sincere apologies for delay in replying, been in hospital.
Will hopefully alter heading and get on with the suggestions many thanks
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Re: Glass Plate photo of unknown relative
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 17 December 20 23:20 GMT (UK) »
Hello Libby

I hope you are OK after your hospital stay. I wasn't clear from your last post whether you wanted us to attempt a restore as you said that you'd change the heading - assume to add restore.

I hope you don't mind that I worked on this a few days ago and have just found the psd version which I've now converted to jpg.

Gadget

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