19 items with 21 photographic images (a couple items have 2 images).

1 - 2) Daguerreotype of a woman with white lace collar and classic hairstyle. Backed with tintype of a bearded man. Working pin on side with man. Approximately 2 x 1 5/8 inches.

3 - 4) Ambrotype of a well-groomed man with long sideburns. Backed with ambrotype of lady in semi-profile. Working pin on side with lady. Approximately 2_ x 2_ inches.

5 - 7) Portraits on milk glass (opalotypes). Identical frames with built in stands. Approximately 2_ x 1_ inches each.

8) Tintype portrait of exotic woman with gold jewelry. Approximately 2_ X 2 1/8 inches. Hook mechanism.

9) Daguerreian locket. Approximately 1_ x 1 inches.

10 - 21) Uncased ambrotypes of various sizes for lockets. We will not give exact sizes on these.

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


Condition:(1-2) Heavy tarnish on woman, otherwise very good. Man has slight bends. (5-7) Very good condition. (8) Vertical scratches. (9) Heavy tarnish encroaches on the image. (10-21) Mostly very good condition.

Estimate: $400 - $650
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PLEASE NOTE: The auction is being executed by The Daguerreian Society and all questions about the auction and condition requests should be directed to Greg French at  auction@daguerreiansociety.org.

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