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Sixth Plate Daguerreotypes of Musicians With Their Flutes,
American History Auction / June 24, 2009
lot of 2, including a sixth plate daguerreotype portrait of a handsome young gentleman proudly displaying a flute in his right hand, in full case; and a sixth plate daguerreotype portrait of two young boys, the eldest displaying a flute across his lap while the other grasps a hat with his left hand, in full case.

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First has minor tarnish in upper right corner; both cases rehinged.
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An 1870s Photograph of the St. Louis Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri
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