Original ninth-plate 1/9 ambrotype, 1850s. In half of its original case.
I'd say that in person it's even nicer looking overall, and sharper than my scan. Rare unusual photography photograph 1860s antique vintage 1800s. The item "Rare Antique Slave Era Pre Civil War Ambrotype Photo of an African American Boy" is in sale since Sunday, February 18, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Ambrotypes".
The seller is "jack_mord" and is located in Woodinville, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.