Price: $150.00 USD
Description: Ambrotype of a Gentleman with Cutting Patent imprint. Clearly stamped on the brass mat is ‘Cutting’s Patent July 4 & 11 1854. Alsp name of the photographer in lower right corner.
Condition: Good. In split, half case.
Maker: J. H. Taylor (Springfield, Illinois)
Size: Sixth plate
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In 1854, Cutting took out three patents relating to the process of creating images on glass using the wet plate collodion process. While Cutting is sometimes referred to as the inventor of the ambrotype, his three photographic patents of 1854 refer only to improvements in the process, rather than the idea of the collodion positive itself.