[EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY - PORTRAITURE]. A group of 13 cased images of men and women of varying ages.

Sixth plate ambrotype portrait of a lovely lady wearing several pieces of gold-highlighted jewelry. Schoonmaker, n.p., n.d. (Some spotting to image and flaking to emulsion.) Housed in a full pressed paper case (light wear to surface). -- Sixth plate daguerreotype portrait of a young lady wearing a gold-highlighted brooch and a shawl. N.p., n.d. (Tarnish to edges with minor scratches and spotting to plate.) Ink inscription on clipped paper incorrectly identifies subject as a man. Housed in a full pressed paper case (some wear to surface, especially at edges/corners, with discoloration and loss to velvet pad). -- Quarter plate tintype of an elderly woman wearing a bonnet and holding a book in her lap. N.p., n.d. (Image rather dark, with minor blemishes and discoloration to edges.) Housed in a rare geometric wall frame [Berg 7-19] (soiling to surface, some wear to cloth interior). -- And 10 others, including 4 sixth plate ambrotypes (2 housed together in an octagonal union case), one sixth plate tintype, one ninth plate daguerreotype, 2 ninth plate ambrotypes, one ninth plate tintype, and one sixteenth plate ambrotype. Overall, 5 union cases included. Conditions vary. 

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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