[EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY - PORTRAITURE]. A collection of 11 sixth and ninth plate portraits of children, highlighted by a hand-tinted ambrotype of a young African American girl, including:

Sixth plate ambrotype studio portrait of a young African American girl standing next to a table, with fine hand tinting. N.p., n.d. Housed in full patriotic pressed paper case (oxidation to mat and preserver, repair to spine). -- Sixth plate daguerreotype studio portrait of a young boy wearing a smirk and an ornately clasped belt. New York: Anson, [1870s]. (Heavy clouding, wipe marks, spotting, with tarnish to edges.) Housed in a full pressed paper case (fully separated at spine, with oxidation to mat and preserver and wear to case including finish loss). Photographer's stamp to mat and velvet pad. Paper label to back cover of case reads "Cleve Dunham / 1866-1878." -- Sixth plate daguerreotype studio portrait of a young boy with a very skeptical expression sitting on a chair and resting his arm on a table beside him. N.p., n.d. (clear image, minor spotting.) Housed in a half pressed paper case (spotting to mat, wear with finish loss). -- And 8 others including 5 sixth plate daguerreotypes, 2 ninth plate daguerreotypes, and one sixth plate tintype housed in a Rare thermoplastic wall frame, Wild Flower [Berg 7-42] (heavily damaged). Condition varies.

Provenance:Eugene R. Groves Collection of 19th Century Photography

Estimate: $400 - $600
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