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Hannah Shackleton and her daughter Lizzie
Shackleton // County Kildare :: Hannah Shackleton and her daughter Lizzie
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Ambrotype of Hannah Shackleton with her daughter Lizzie. Date unknown.

 

The Ambrotype is a positive unique image on glass. The word comes from the Ancient Greek for “immortal” or “impression”). Introduced in the 1850s, like the Daguerrotype it replaced, it is viewed by reflected light.

 

Shackleton collection, County Kildare. Courtesy: Jonathan Shackleton, County Cavan,
Digital reproduction from Ambrotype.

 
Album: Shackleton // County Kildare
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