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Quarter-Plate Daguerreotype

Vintage Daguerreotype

1145192-1

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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 striking 19th century half-length portrait of an older woman with pink-tinted cheeks, clad in a bonnet and traditional period dress. The image is bordered by a gold frame, and the interior of the front cover is lined in beautifully embellished gold velvet. Although the front cover is detached, the original closure clasps still remain.

In very good condition, with silvering around the edges of the image, the front cover separated and light wear to the case.

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