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Benjamin F. Ferguson - Full Plate Hand-Colored Ivorytype of a Young Girl
Benjamin F.  Ferguson - Full Plate Hand-Colored Ivorytype of a Young Girl
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Benjamin F.  Ferguson - Full Plate Hand-Colored Ivorytype of a Young Girl
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Benjamin F.  Ferguson - Full Plate Hand-Colored Ivorytype of a Young Girl
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Contact: Charles Schwartz
Email: cms@cs-photo.com
Phone: 1-212-534-4496
Company: Charles Schwartz Ltd.
21 East 90th Street
New York, NY   10128   USA
Ref.#: 11391Price: $1,500
 
 Medium: Ivorytype: Handcolored, Full-PlatePhoto Date: 1863Print Date: 1863Dimensions: 9 x 6.5 in. (229 x 165 mm)Photo Country: United States (USA)Photographer Country: United States (USA)  
DESCRIPTION:

A brilliantly colored, large scale ivorytype of a young girl and flower basket. The image has been signed and dated (" B.F. Ferguson 1863") on the glass, recto. Encased in a wooden mat and backing sheet with the stenciled logo of the photographer's studio. It is rare to find a signed and dated image such as this.The ivorytype is in good condition, though spider markings appear in the background.

Ferguson worked as an ambrotypist in Philadelphia in the early 1860's. His logo gives his address as the South West corner of 8th & Arch Street.

In the ivorytype process, a photographic image was transferred to imitation ivory or to glass back with ivory-tinted paper. These were popular in the 19th century, and were intended to resemble a painting on ivory.

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