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Genevieve and Tango by Parris Dewhurst, 2014 and Louisa by Bill Moseley, 2011 Ambrotypes are created in much the same fashion as a tintype, except the image is created on glass. The coated glass plate can be placed in the camera and exposed, or else exposed under the enlarger using a digital positive. Traditionally, the ambrotype was viewed in a dark velvet lined case. The emulsion would be in contact with the velvet, and viewing the image in this way through the glass, the image would appear the right way - not reversed as in a tintype. Of course, the ambrotype does not need to be varnished. and black paint, ( or preferably, asphaltum ) can be substituted for the velvet case..
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