Posted 5 years ago
This is a pristine Sixth plate daguerreotype of a gentleman.
The image is housed in a full wood case and contains its original seals.
In the last picture, I have shown the back of the image and the original seals (NEVER remove these from an image-- they add to collector desirability and prevent image scratching).
This image contains an ID in the case. While the name is probably correct the dates are off. This particular style of matting is consistent with the very late 1840s and 1850s, rather than 1840. Additionally, the man looks to be much older than the 22 years that he is identified to being. I suspect that the image was actually taken 15- 20 years AFTER the date in the case.
As most of us who collect know, modern family lore and identifications are often wrong and the same can be true of a 19th century identification.
Reproduction of this image in any form is not authorized.