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Sixth-Plate Daguerreotype

Vintage Daguerreotype

1144799-1

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Sixth-Plate Daguerreotype (1840 - 1855), 19th century portrait, vintage case, 2.75 x 3.25. 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.

This adorable 19th century portrait captures the essence of a seated child, clad in a white dress, knickers and small boots. The image is bordered by a gold frame. The interior of the front cover is lined in floral-emblazoned red velvet and remains intact at the hinge. The original closure clasps are present and still-functioning.

In fine condition, with some spotting and silvering along the edges of the image.

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