MEDCALF, Emily & M.A. DREW. 1/6th plate and 1/4 plate ambrotypes

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MEDCALF, Emily, and M.A. Drew (?).  A 1/6th plate ambrotype featuring a fine portrait of a lady (identified from the accompanying ambrotype as Emily Medcalf), wearing a brooch with a photographic portrait of a gentleman, mounted in a fine full leather case (80 x 93mm). Together with a 1/4 plate ambrotype taken outdoors in June 1859, of  Emily Medcalf in a striped dress, standing behind a seated elderly gentleman. The plate is rather dark, with graining to many areas of the emulsion. It is mounted in a blind embossed full leather case (96 x 122mm, with hinge repair). Under the plate is a printed paper insert with the handwritten inscription "Emily Medcalf, M.A.Drew [?], Mar.6/59"

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