Sixth Plate Ruby Ambrotype of an African-American Nanny with Two White Children and Their Cat
Sixth plate ambrotype of an African-American woman sitting between two young white children, presumably her charges as a nanny or housekeeper, with a cat posed on her lap. Ca 1860s. Housed in a full, floral paper case.
Housed in full case reinforced at hinge, moderately worn. Image contrast is fair. Conservator's penciled notes indicate that 2-ply 100% rag board spacer was installed between plate and mat, cover glass replaced, sealed with filmoplast P-90 tape.