an early type of photograph, made by placing a glass negative against a dark background.
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How to use ambrotype in a sentence
She spent a sleepless night thinking it over, and finally decided to send a new ambrotype of herself, with a lock of her hair.Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6) | John McElroy
Suddenly Ellen Tiffton's story of the ambrotype flashed into 'Lina's mind.Bad Hugh | Mary Jane Holmes
I went to the "little" war; and of her I carried, as I marched, an ambrotype in a closed case, which I had obtained deviously.The Boss of Little Arcady | Harry Leon Wilson
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.Venerable Philippine Duchesne | G. E. M.
Before leaving town he handed Mr. Strong the ambrotype which we copy here.
British Dictionary definitions for ambrotype
photog an early type of glass negative that could be made to appear as a positive by backing it with black varnish or paper
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