DSC_4059Today’s image does not have much background. I purchased this image uncased- from a seller who was unaware if you put a black piece of paper behind an uncased ambrotype, you can see the image again!

Our young man, likely from the late 1850s, dresses typically for the era. You can make out that his shirt front is pleated, and that his vest is made of a printed silk. He wears a eight-pointed star watch fob, and a ring on his pinky finger.