Ninth plate daguerreotype portrait of a bearded African American gentleman. Uncredited: n.p., n.d., circa 1857. Sitter is posed casually, with one arm resting on what appears to be the back of a chair. Housed in pressed paper case.
Plate with tarnish around entire edge, and some spotting (mostly located along lower edge). Mat and preserver with some oxidizing and other discoloration. Case fully intact, with some wear to edges/corners/spine and light separation where front cover meets lower spine.
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