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Eight Daguerreotype Portraits of Families, Incl. Companion Portraits of Sisters with Babies

Lot of 8 daguerreotypes, comprised of two quarter plate portraits of families, one showing a family of five, the other showing a family of three, each uncased. Accompanied by six sixth plate daguerreotypes of mothers posed with their infants or toddlers. Two are housed in full cases, one in half case, one uncased. The highlight is a pair of images housed together in a thermplastic case with geometric design, each showing a sister affectionately posed with her young child. Case cracked at hinges, so separated. Some additional cracks in case. 

Condition:

Range in condition, from good to near excellent. Some with tarnish ring along perimeter. Some with scattered spotting on plate. 

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$250
06/13/2019

 

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