Daguerreotypes
Ambrotypes
Tintypes
Carte de Visite
Victorian Albums
Cameras
Highlights

 

 


 

 

 

Ambrotype

Size
Date
Country
Artist
Sitter
Case
Colour

1/6
ca 1856
59 North Street, Brighton, UK
Robert Farmer
Unknown
Full case
-

 

Warmly dressed lady reading a letter she's just recieved. Was it good news, or bad?

Robert Farmer was a chemist at 59 North Street in August 1852. By November
he was a photographer at the same address. In 53 he advertised for daguerreotypes,
but in 1854 he was a chemist again!

In 1856 he made the switch to ambrotypes and in 57 he opened a second studio.
He died in 1859 at the age of 36, leaving 3 young children. Only one survived and
became a photographer like his father.