Examples from the Web for ambrotype
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.
Well, you just should have seen that poor fellow's face when they opened that ambrotype and held it before his eyes!The Recollections of A Drummer-Boy|Harry M. Kieffer
She had an ambrotype taken when she was young, with kinder full sleeves an' her hair brought down over her ears.Country Neighbors|Alice Brown
A modification of the ambrotype, however, still survives in what is known as the “tin-type” or “ferro-type.”The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.|Edward W. Byrn
Suddenly Ellen Tiffton's story of the ambrotype flashed into 'Lina's mind.Bad Hugh|Mary Jane Holmes
British Dictionary definitions for ambrotype
Word Origin for ambrotype
Word Origin and History for ambrotype
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]