Would like your thoughts on the following photograph.
I believe this is an Ambrotype, the photo measures 4cm x 5.5cm and is set within a small leather case.
At a very (rough) guess, I have dated the photo to circa 1858, would like peoples thoughts on that.
But what interests me more is this white cloth tied around his waist, and the items he is posed with.
In front of him appears to be a pot, and to the right of the pot and in his left hand (the image is of course reversed) are a couple of cylindrical objects. I'm not sure if this is a pestle and mortar.
That lead me to wonder if this chaps occupation was a Tallow Chandler perhaps, although I don't have many of those in my family tree and none that fit with someone in their 40s or 50s around this date.
So I'm curious to determine if these items and that band around his waist holds any further clues about occupation, and if my estimated date of circa 1858 seems about right.
Thanks for any help !
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