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Sixth-Plate Daguerreotype

Vintage Daguerreotype

1153119-1

$49.00 - Product is currently out of stock.

Sixth-Plate Daguerreotype (1840 - 1855), 19th century portrait, 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 within this gold oval frame is a half-length portrait of an older gentleman enhanced with pink-tinted cheeks, seated and clad in traditional period garb with his hand resting on what appears to be the arm of a chair.

Some silvering around the edge of the image and surface marks, otherwise fine condition.

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