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Sixth-Plate Daguerreotype

Vintage Daguerreotype

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$159.00$127 - 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 adorable 19th century portrait captures the essence of a slumbering child, passed out in a blanketed chair next to an oversized hat. The image is bordered by a gold octagonal frame. Although the front cover is missing, the back panel of the case still features half of the original clasp closure.

Missing front cover and a dark ring that creates a halo around the image, otherwise very good condition.

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