The oval openings are 12 x 9 – inches. These are striking images, with attractive skin tones, often a problem in this otherwise brilliantly colored format. An even larger Ivorytype is illustrated in The Daguerreian Annual 2009/2010, plate 1, from the Whiteley collection. The frame has its original wood backing, but there is no backing behind the ivorytype itself. So we can see the back of the rear salt print. The front of that print is brilliantly colored, and shows through the lighter salt print that is in front of it adhering to the glass, giving the excellent image that we see from the front. When we see the back of that colored print, we can only see the crude coloring that shows through on the back side.