S. C. Stinson ambrotype, Gardiner, ca. 1860

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S. C. Stinson ambrotype, Gardiner, ca. 1860

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S. C. Stinson of Gardiner made this ambrotype portrait of an unidentified young man with a large, plaid bow tie.

The label on the back of the case advertises ”From / S.C. Stinson’s / Ambrotype rooms / over / Thwing’s Bookstore / Gardiner, Me. / This style picture for / 20 cents. / Cases 25 cents.”

Ambrotypes are negative images printed on glass with a blackened back so that the image appears positive. According to the writer Beaumont Newhall, the term "ambrotype" was coined by Marcus A. Root to mean "imperishable picture".

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  • Title: S. C. Stinson ambrotype, Gardiner, ca. 1860
  • Creator: Stinson, S. C.
  • Creation Date: circa 1860
  • Subject Date: circa 1860
  • Location: Gardiner, Kennebec County, ME
  • Media: Ambrotype
  • Local Code: 2007.224.037
  • Collection: Vickery-Shettleworth collection of early Maine photography
  • Object Type: Image

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