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Sixth-Plate Daguerreotype

Vintage Daguerreotype

1144642-1

$295.00 - 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.

This lovely 19th century portrait shows a half-length image of a seated young man in a suit and tilted top half, bordered by a gold frame. The interior of the front cover is lined in emblazoned red velvet. The case is fully intact and features the original, still-functioning clasp closures. 

In fine condition, with some areas of discoloration to the gold frame and light wear to the case.

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