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Ambrotype of David Lopez
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David Lopez (1750–1811)
After a miniature painted ca. 1801
Ambrotype
Private collection

David Lopez left Newport, Rhode Island, in 1793, to join his brother Aaron in Charleston. Together they built a thriving business as auctioneers. Long after David’s death his miniature was reproduced as an ambrotype, a kind of photograph popular from the 1850s through the 1880s.

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