Posted 9 years ago
This sixth plate daguerreotype dates from the late 1840s to about 1855.
The silver surface makes photography tough-- the light streak in the center is NOT on the actual image.
I found her expression interesting and that along with the jewelry solidified my desire to own it.
She has a large brooch at her neckline. I am not certain but the red may be coral. She has a similar red and gold bracelet on her wrist.
I showed the back of the image as a warning for new collectors. The paper seals are desirable on images-- do not open or remove original seals. Daguerreotype surfaces are very easily scratched and when the seals are removed, there will be some "play" in the image ultimately causing scratches all around the matting edge.
Reproduction of this image in any form is not authorized.