Daguerreotype of an Elegant African American Woman, circa 1850

Ninth plate daguerreotype portrait of an elegantly-dressed African American woman. Uncredited: n.p., n.d., circa 1850. Sitter wears hoop earrings, a bracelet, and a ring, all highlighted in gold, and holds what appears to be a handkerchief on her lap. She rests one arm on an unidentified book lying on the table next to her. Housed in pressed paper case. 


Resealed 2019. Note on seal reveals the image was cleaned. Image with tarnish to edges, otherwise rather clear. Housed under only mat and glass (no preserver). Case with heavy wear including ripping and some loss to velvet, and heavy finish loss to edges, corners, and raised surfaces. 

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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