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The Online Genealogist: New England inventor of Ambrotype photography.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: I understand that a distant cousin of my great-grandmother invented a form of photography before the Civil War.  Do you know of a New England inventor that might be?


Answer:  This question has come up awhile ago.  I believe you must be distantly related to James Ambrose Cutting (1814-1867).  He is the inventor of the process of photographic medium called the Ambrotype.  To learn more about him go to:


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