Daguerreotypes: 4 quarter plates, 3 sixth plates, 1 ninth plate. Ambrotype is sixth plate. 8 images are in full leather cases. 1 (#6 below) is in a split full leather case.

1) Sixth plate ambrotype. Young man with reddish hair against a painted sunset. The tablecloth, the chair, and the drapes are all red.

2) Quarter plate daguerreotype. Lady with bottleneck curls. Painted trees, and hillside, and the requisite clouds.

3) Overmatted sixth plate daguerreotype. Man in semi-profile, one hand inside coat.

4) Sixth plate daguerreotype. Man facing right, holding small book.

5) Sixth plate daguerreotype. Man holding a folio and glasses.

6) Quarter plate daguerreotype. Older woman with bonnet. Painted backdrop.

7) Quarter plate daguerreotype. Woman with braids, fingerless gloves, and handkerchief.

8) Sixth plate daguerreotype. Male black and white portrait.

9) Ninth plate daguerreotype. Flip top case.

This is a box lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.


Condition:(1) Very good to excellent. (2) Very good. (3) Very good. (4) A few mold spiders. (5) Spot at top and white spots at lower right. (6) Scratches and wipes. (7) Noticeable vertical wipes. (8) Some scratches. (9) Case nice, daguerreotype poor.

Estimate: $600 - $1,000
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