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Glass Plate of Kilmarnock House

Period:
Victorian
Description:

After the initial popularity of the daguerreotype another process made photography a little cheaper and simpler. The Ambrotype, invented by Frederic Scott Archer in 1850 was the process of taking a wet plate negative and painting the back black so that it appeared as a positive.

 

Kilmarnock House was the town house of the Earl of Kilmarnock and is no longer standing

Materials/Media:
glass
Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
EAGP025n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council