10769.3 | Lady Blanche Paulet

 
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Photograph (toy)
Lady Blanche Paulet
1862, 19th century
Cased ambrotype
7.3 x 6.2 cm
Gift of E. Portia MacKenzie, 1962 (Emma Carleton Jack Memorial Collection)
10769.3
This artefact belongs to: © New Brunswick Museum
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Keys to History

This small ambrotype shows the doll Lady Blanche Paulet completely outfitted for a walking or shopping trip. She is wearing her serviceable travel dress, woollen cape, tulle-trimmed straw hat and bronze leather shoes. She carries a small box in one pocket and a lace handkerchief carefully folded in the other. Hidden away behind the embossed brass mat of the photograph is a small aboriginal basket. The ambrotype is housed in a small velvet-lined wooden case covered with embossed and painted paper.

  • What

    Gold paint was used on this ambrotype to accentuate the brooch worn by Lady Blanche Paulet during the sitting.

  • Where

    Decorative cases for ambrotypes were manufactured in mass quantities in the United States.

  • When

    In 1862, there were seven photograph studios in Saint John, New Brunswick.

  • Who

    George P. Roberts, one of the leading photographers in Saint John, New Brunswick, may have produced this ambrotype in his new photograph studio, the Prince of Wales Ambrotype Rooms.