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12 DAGUERREOTYPES & 2 AMBROTYPES INC. 2 HALF PLATES

#s 1 - 12 are daguerreotypes. There are 2 half plates, 1 quarter plate, and 9 sixth plates. #s 13 and 14 are ambrotypes. There is 1 quarter plate and 1 sixth plate.

1) Eye popping lady with stylish attire holding a daguerreotype. Sixth plate. Full 1840s case.

2) Father and daughter. Quarter plate. At lower left and lower right: J.D. Davis. According to Craig's Daguerreian Registry, by John Craig, Davis operated in NYC. Split case.

3) Lady in sideways pose. Sixth plate. Split case.

4) 2 ladies holding hands at an angle to each other. Sixth plate. Half case.

5) Closeup 1840s man. Sixth plate. Very good. Half case.

6) Pretty lady in chair, blanket behind. Sixth plate. Split case.

7) 1840s lady with puffy sleeves holding fan. Sixth plate. Half case.

8) Older lady with bright dress sitting at left. 1840s. Sixth plate. Half case.

9) 1840s man with head at top of frame. Sixth plate. Half case.

10) Young lady holding a small book and glasses. Sixth plate. Full case.

11) Stylish young lady with off shoulder dress looking up. Half plate. Full case shows some wear.

12) Family of three, girl has one leg up and one leg down. Half plate. Split case.

13) Man. Sixth plate. Split case.

14) Drake Family of six, all identified inside the case. Quarter plate. Very good full case.

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Condition:1) Image and case in very good condition. 2) Discoloration due to cleaning. 3) Good. 4) Light scratches, mold spiders. 5) Light scratches. Case missing pad and rail. 7) Light image. 8) Brown spot. Light scratches. 9) Heavy buff marks. 10) Residue all over plate. 11) Poor condition. Wipes and scratches. 12) Severe mat abrasions at left edge. Small spots all over. Case missing a rail. 13) Good. 14) Image is fair.

Estimate: $300 - $700
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$875
10/16/2021

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THIS AUCTION IS BEING HOSTED BY THE DAGUERREIAN SOCIETY. ALL QUESTIONS ABOUT THE AUCTION INCLUDING ABOUT ITEM CONDITION SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO GREG FRENCH AT auction@daguerreiansociety.org.

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