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Sixth-Plate Daguerreotype

Vintage Daguerreotype

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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 dashing 19th century portrait captures the essence of a stately gentleman, donning a suit and polka-dot bow tie. The man's cheeks have been tinted pink and a button on his shirt has been tinted gold. The image is bordered by an embellished gold frame, and although the front cover is missing, the back panel features half of the original closure clasps. Also features a period label affixed to the bottom left corner, identifying the man as "Theodore Taylor."

In very good condition, with the front cover missing, some scattered spotting and a halo of silvering framing the image.

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