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Great Daguerreotype of an Odd Fellow Elder
2002 Historic Americana. May 4.
Anonymous, sixth plate dag of an elder in the Odd Fellows; his dark sash and gloves signify his rank. Roses decorate his sash, and an arc, laden with fruit is visible on his apron. Razor shape in a full leather case. Purchased at a Brian Riba auction in the 80s.

Condition:  
Resealed, one tiny spot on plate, else EXC.
Est $400 - $600
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