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Sixth-Plate Daguerreotype

Vintage Daguerreotype

1144949-1

$75.00 - Product is currently out of stock.

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.

Featured here is a 19th century portrait of a stately gentleman in a suit and tie, bordered by an oval gold frame. Housed in an embellished vintage case, the front interior cover features red velvet lining with the imprint of a flower. Case is detached at the hinge, but both the front cover and back panel bear the original closure latches.

In very good condition, with a darker circle of silvering bordering the image and moderate wear to the case.

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