Ninth plate ambrotype in a half case. The plate is unbacked and it relies on a piece of black paper glued inside the case, but I can't help feel it would be a stronger image (deterioration aside) if it had the more common lacquered back.
This is another name to add to my research and growing list of Ealing photographers, as written up at www.whatsthatpicture.com/2012/01/early-ealing-studios-pho... (though in need of a big update as I've acquired so many more images since I wrote that!) The Sandringham Studio features in a number of other images, certainly for E Hopgood, but I think others too. Cabinet card, late 1890s? Plain reverse.
Superbly detailed and high quality ambrotype of an unknown bearded man - Ninth-plate ambrotype of unknown provenance. It came in a nice full case and the two glass plates have been sealed with tape much like you find daguerreotypes but uncommon for an ambrotype. This could account for the fabulous condition. Subtly tinted cheeks. Probably late 1850s.
Daguerreotype of a bespectacled young man reading - Sixth-plate probably mid It came to me with another image by John Urie Glasgow and it is in an identical case so it is possibly connected. Sadly though no identification of sitter or photographer.