Unusual Ambrotype of a Samurai with other photos on background board
[Japan] A potentially, historically important glass ambrotype (wet plate collodion) photo of a samurai sitting in formal dress in front of a very interesting background board with numerous photos affixed to it. Although it is difficult to make out the photos in the background, with further research it may be possible to identify the photographer and probable location of where this image was taken. The photo was found in Miyagi prefecture so may have some connection to the Date clan.
Photographer unknown. c1868.
9.1 x 7.4cm.
In good to very good condition. The image is a little dark but this was probably from when the photo was taken. Wear and some minor marks and general age wear. The photo was found without any box so a custom-made kiri (pawlonia wood) box has been professionally made for it.