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A DAGUERREOTYPE FROM AUSTRALIA

Sixth plate daguerreotype. Original seals. Depicts a man with curly hair, and tinted cheeks and lips, leaning on a tinted tablecloth. Split full case.

Stamped in the lower left corner of the mat, all that is visible is:

MES GOW
GEORGE ST.
YDNEY

Referencing Craig's Daguerreian Registry, by John Craig, there is an entry for James Gow of San Francisco, California, listed with dates 1851 - 1852. Then this: " ...traveled to Australia in early 1853."

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Condition:Some white spots and tarnish. Will improve immeasurably with new glass.

Estimate: $300 - $700
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$615
11/14/2020

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