Adorable Moppets The first of a occasional series. Tartan and Striped Socks Tintype, circa 1880. Ann Longmore-Etheridge Collection. His hard-soled, lace-up boots are pretty darned adorbs, too. Big Brother, Little Sister 1/6th-plate daguerreotype, circa 1849. Ann Longmore-Etheridge Collection. The image is shown here in its open case. Nearly all of the earliest forms of photography were presented in wooden cases. Worried Will British 1/9th-plate relievo ambrotype, circa 1858. Ann Longmore-Etheridge Collection. In this version of an ambrotype, created in 1854 by a Scottish photographer named Urie, the background surrounding the sitter is scraped away and replaced with one of a number of options, including a solid color, a vignette mat, or a false background. When I purchased this ambrotype there was nothing behind the boy’s image, so I had to create a backdrop. Daddy’s Darling 1/9th-plate daguerreotype, circa 1850. Ann Longmore-Etheridge Collection. This beautiful little girl, who is literally falling out of her dress, wears a coral necklace (thought to protect children from diseases) but the object in her hand remains a mystery. Ω Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Author: Ann Longmore-Etheridge Writer, journalist, editor, historian. View all posts by Ann Longmore-Etheridge
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I love Daddy’s Darling. She looks like a wise, old soul.
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She looks like the entire household revolves around her! I just adore her. She was in another friend of mine’s collection and when he decided to sell her, there was no choice except to make her my own.