December 06, 2012 07:00 PM EST Cincinnati


Beautifully Posed Full Plate Daguerreotype of a Father and Two Children

Scarce full plate daguerreotype portrait of a father seated between a young, well-dressed boy and girl, presumably his children. The young girl has touchingly laid a bouquet of flowers on her father's lap. The father holds what looks to be a handkerchief in his right hand. A wonderfully posed portrait. Housed in gilt wall frame, 12.25 x 14.25 in. 

Condition:Some horizontal wipes in the daguerreotype, including one that extends across the young girl's face; with tarnish ring where plate meets mat. 

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000


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