Lot 215    

Fine Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of a Fireman
11/15/2013 - American History: Live Salesroom Auction
Sixth plate daguerreotype of a fireman wearing a red and blue tinted jacket and a hat reading Despatch 2.  Housed in a floral leather case with notes reading G.W. Kent, Grandma's father and Photo from family in Peoria, Ill.

Provenance:  
From the Estate of Kenneth Erwin, Portland, Michigan


Condition:  
Minor tarnishing at mat edges, else very good.  Case loosening at spine.
Sold: $3,525.00
Price includes
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