1/6 plate ambrotype of a coach party arriving at - or leaving from - what has been identified as the Dyke Hotel, Brighton, c.1865. The image is housed in a thermoplastic Union Case, Berg No. 2-48 THREE ROSES IN AN OVAL. The case is in fair/good condition but clasps broken and some corner rubbing. The American-made case contains a label for 'Patent American Union Cases' which was added for the British market. The ambrotype emulsion shows extensive cracking, and the image is rather darker than it appears here, but despite the fact that it has been in the wars, this is a rare and unusual image. £120
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