Purse decorated with collodion positive photograph

Made:
c. 1860
maker:
Unknown

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Purse decorated with collodion positive portrait of a man A book-form purse with an ivory or bone face inset with a collodion positive photographic portrait of a middle-aged man
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

Bookform purse, 10 x 6.5cm, in ivory or bone faced with inset Collodion positive of a head and shoulders of a middle aged man, oval 2.5 x 1.8cm in rope-work brass mount. Silk-lined interior.

A book-form purse with an ivory or bone face inset with a collodion positive photographic portrait of a middle-aged man, taken by an unknown photographer in about 1860.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1990-5036/2808
Materials:
bone, brass (copper, zinc alloy), ivory, silk
Measurements:
overall (purse): 65 mm x 100 mm
overall (image): 25 mm x 18 mm
type:
purse
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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