Can you believe that I have been given this? I can’t. The photo looks better in the flesh than the scanned image, the scanner doesn’t appear to be able to pick up the detail through the glass, and I refuse to take it out of the frame.
He is an ancestor of mine, and we can date the photo from in between 1851 when the ambrotype began to be used, and 1860 because of family events. My cousin has given me a lot of photos of our ancestors, from her family line, most of which are pre war. I am feeling very blessed and very grateful.
The next two photos are from c1888 and c1902 respectively.