Ambrotype of a Carpenter and Tool Cabinet

Ambrotype: Carpenter and his tool cabinet

One of my favorite old photographs. An ambrotype of a carpenter and his tool cabinet. The tools look like a house framer's set. While I call this a tool cabinet, it might well be a portable tool cabinet for worksite travel.

Underneath the ambrotype was a piece of paper upon which was penciled: "Oh, brother! When shall I see you again." Whether this note refers to a brother who has left on a trip west or to one who has passed, we'll never know.

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