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|Named Person:||Theodore Lyman; Theodore Lyman|
|Material Type:||Graphic, Photograph|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|Notes:||Title devised by curator.
Black velvet lining on front and back and red velvet on moveable center section.
Double view case, made expressly for the ambrotype. A moveable center section contains the transparent glass photograph which, when pressed against either velvet lining, presents a clear picture.
Exterior of case is faded purple leather bordered by dark brown papier-mache︠.
The leather section of the case is outlined on the edge in what is known as the rectangle design, a type of case embellishment produced ca. 1853-54.
Lyman was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1883 to 1885.
|Description:||1 photograph : quarter plate ambrotype, b&w ; oval.|