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Sixth-Plate Daguerreotype

Vintage Daguerreotype

1144737-1

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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 debonair 19th century bust-length portrait captures the likeness of a young bearded man in a traditional period suit. The image is bordered by a gold oval frame, and the interior of the front cover is lined in purple velvet, emblazoned with a vine-work design. Although the front cover is detached, the case still features the original clasp closures.

Scattered areas of discoloration to the gold frame, silvering and spotting along the edges of the image, a separation at the hinge and moderate expected wear to the case, otherwise very good condition.

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