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Collodion layer loss, since the air that entered between the binder and the metallic support produced rust between them.<br />
Collodion layer loss, since the air that entered between the binder and the metallic support produced rust between them.
The plate mark where it was attached to the camera for the exposing.<br />
The opal-shaped light around the subject was produced by years of different exposing to light since it was the form of the window mat separator between the plate and the protective glass.<br />
The triangular shaped light difference inside the opal one shows and old crack in the protective glass that allowed the air to enter the package.<br />
Crack pattern in collodion based photographs is a sign of the loss of plasticisers in this alcohol-soluble binder. <br />
Gold adition to the original to give a color tone to the buttons of the boys clothes. As in much of the packed photography at the time, photographers used to add some color to cheecks and jewerly.<br />
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