Shoemaker shops, watch making and ambrotype galleries were built, and Brandy Station soon became a thriving town.
Suddenly Ellen Tiffton's story of the ambrotype flashed into 'Lina's mind.
It was an ambrotype, set into a case lined with purple velvet.
Si thrust his hand unceremoniously into Bushrod's pocket and found the ambrotype of Annabel.
There he took the ambrotype picture of her which is still extant, and then he was carried home again to die a few days later.
He was unfortunately drowned a few months later; and for some cause the ambrotype was not returned.
They were discussing an ambrotype of herself, taken when she was thirteen, when a servant announced guests in the parlor.
Well, you just should have seen that poor fellow's face when they opened that ambrotype and held it before his eyes!
Is it more wicked to have a marble portrait than an ambrotype?
A modification of the ambrotype, however, still survives in what is known as the “tin-type” or “ferro-type.”
1855, American English, apparently from Greek ambrotos "immortal, imperishable" (see ambrosia), with second element from daguerreotype. A type of photograph on glass with lights given by silver and shades by a dark background showing through.
This invention consists in an improved process of taking photographic pictures upon glass, and also of beautifying and preserving the same, which process I have styled "ambrotype." My improved process has reference to the art of taking pictures photographically on a film of collodion upon the surface of a sheet of glass, the collodion being suitably prepared for the purpose. By the use of the said process, the beauty and permanency of such pictures are greatly increased, and I have on this account styled the process "ambrotype," from the Greek word ambrotos, immortal. ["Specification of the Patent granted to James A. Cutting, of Boston, in the United States of America, Photographer, for an Improved Process of taking Photographic Pictures upon Glass and also of Beautifying and Preserving the same. Dated London, July 26, 1854," printed in "Journal of the Franklin Institute," September 1855]