Photo Record

Object Name Ambrotype
Catalog Number 1994.108.002.a,b
Collection Macmurphy Thatcher Family Collection
Description a) Tinted ambrotype photograph of Elizabeth Nisbet Smith Macmurphy. Young woman with her hair pulled back in a rolled bun. She is wearing a dark dress with a wide, white lace collar with a paisley design, white bodice, and polka dot sash at the waist. She is seated with hand clasped on her lap. She is wearing a cameo brooch on her bodice and large drop earrings. There is no studio or photographer's mark. The image is similar to that of 1994.108.001.a
b) Protective case for tinted ambrotype of Elizabeth Nisbet Smith Macmurphy. Embossed black leather over wood with embossed flower and shield design on front and back with a two-tier fountain with two birds in the center. Pressure snap fastener on inside. Left hand side of interior lined with embossed burgundy velvet. Decorative gold tinted edging and decorative copper mat surround ambrotype. There is no studio or photographer's mark.

Date 1858 circa
Print size 3.00" x 2.50"
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Accession number 1994.108