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Sixth-Plate Daguerreotype

Vintage Daguerreotype

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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 19th century bust-length portrait depicts an exceptionally clear image of a distinguished gentleman. The image is bordered by a spectacularly-preserved oval gold frame. Although the front cover is missing, the back panel still features half of the original closure clasps.

In fine condition, with the front cover missing and the expected wear to the back panel.

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