Ivorytype and Crayon Portraits
- Sold for:
- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2345
- Date / Time :
- July 29, 2006 10:00AM
Ivorytype and Crayon Portraits, a colored photograph of a lady; a pamphlet by A.N. Rintoul, A Guide of Painting Photographic Portraits; a poster advertising crayon portraits by G.C. Poor, Brownfield, Maine; and a sixth-plate colored ivorytype of an actor in costume, in silk-lined velvet case.
Note: The ivorytype process was patented by London photographer J.E. Mayall in 1855. A photographic image is printed on imitation ivory and colored to resemble a painting on ivory. It was introduced to America in circa 1864. The portrait in this lot resembles contemporary photographs of the actor John Wilkes Booth.