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Ambrotypes

13 September 2010

This ambrotype of Elizabeth Howell (nee Jennings) demonstrates a peculiarity of early Victorian photography.   Ambrotypes are inverted, or reversed, images and – if you look very closely – you can see Elizabeth is wearing her wedding ring on what we... read more

Ambrotype

13 November 2009

Possibly the earliest photograph taken of New Plymouth, this ambrotype shows Marsland Hill barracks from Mount Eliot in the top right of the image and St Mary's Anglican Church at the base of the hill beneath.  A fence cuts across the foreground and... read more

Ambrotype

13 November 2009

In the day of 45 second exposures, it was hard for an eight month old to stay still for a photo opportunity.  This ambrotype of Mrs Anne Woon and her son James, taken in September 1858 in Wanganui, proves the point.  James' blurred figure testifies... read more