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Exceptionally Clear Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of Young Military Cadet

Sixth plate daguerreotype of a fresh-faced military cadet wearing a high collared tunic, white gloves, trousers with a broad white stripe running the length of each leg, and wheel cap with "C.G." insignia. While not positively identified, research suggests that "C.G." may signify the Charleston City Guards or another militia group beginning with a "C." This includes Massachusetts Militia groups such as the Cambridge City Guards, Charlestown City Guards, Clark Light Guard, or Clinton Light Guard. The photographer's light reflector curtain is visible in the studio portrait. Ca 1850. Housed in full leather case. 

Condition:

Excellent condition with some very slight polishing marks on the plate. Leather case reinforced at hinge. With some surface wear/abrasions.  

Estimate: $600 - $800
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,125
06/26/2020

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