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Photographs1673 of 2741PAUL MERCURIO by GREG BARRETTSixth plate tintype of 95 year old woman
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Posted 2 years ago

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scottvez
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The little girl in this photograph is just beautiful! Based on her jewellry, she probably came from a well to do family as well.

The image is a NINTH plate and housed in a full wood case. The photographer is identified as "B. Grammer, Artist" on the bottom right corner between the cover glass and mat. I just love it when photographers used these paper labels to mark their products.

The image most likely dates from about 1854- 1863. It is identified and supposed to be out of Maryland, but I haven't had the time to research it yet.

Reproduction of this image in any form is not authorized.

Thanks for viewing.

Scott

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love RottenVintage.

    Scott
  2. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking walksoftly.

    Scott
  3. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks scott. Rarely do you see a smile in these early, extended exposure, photographs.

    In fact a smile in a daguerreotype or ambrotype will usually add significantly to value and collector interest.

    Scott
  4. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 2 years ago
    smile or not price value is small on most pics unless its someone of special interest
  5. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    OK-- what is this photograph worth?

    Scott
  6. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 2 years ago
    with the frame i sell for around 45.00 to 65.00 all the money is in the frame
  7. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Interesting-- I thought you said I only posted "buck or two photos"!

    By the way the 1/9th plate CASES are readily available in the $10- $20 range.

    Scott

  8. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 2 years ago
    lol i know wnated to see what you would say and the pic itself you can pic up for a buck or two just about anywhere
  9. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    You would be hard pressed to find an IDd ambrotype of a cute girl with a photographer marked matting for a buck or two. There is a difference between this an a post CW loose tintype.

    By the way, if she were smiling the price would probably double.

    Scott
  10. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 2 years ago
    how much would you give me for some
  11. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    I would pay your full price: a buck or two!
  12. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking Manikin.

    Scott
  13. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks again, bellin.

    Scott
  14. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks again tlmbaran.

    Scott
  15. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks again tony.

    scott
  16. scottvez scottvez, 11 days ago
    Thanks for looking tom!

    scott
  17. scottvez scottvez, 10 days ago
    Thanks amber.

    scott

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