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Quarter-Plate Daguerreotype

Vintage Daguerreotype

1145122-1

$75.00 - Product is currently out of stock.

Quarter-Plate Daguerreotype (1840 - 1855), 19th century portrait, vintage case, 3.25 x 4.25. The daguerreotype photograph, developed in 1839 by Louis Daguerre, was the very process that would make history as the first publicly announced and commercially recognized photographic process. This type of image can be identified by its mirror-like surface of metallic silver which, when tilted, may virtually disappear.

Featured here is a lovely 19th century portrait of a woman kneeling next to a small child. Image is bordered by an oval gold frame and the interior of the front cover is lined in floral-emblazoned red velvet. Although the case is separated at the hinge, the original closure clasps still remain.

In very good condition, with a separation at the hinge, silvering along the edge of the image and scattered surface marks, and the expected wear to the case.

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