Fine Group of 19 Daguerreotypes and Ambrotypes of Young Children, Incl. Siblings, Some Housed in Unusual Cases

Lot of 19 cased images of children ranging from infants and toddlers to teenagers, comprised of 16 daguerreotypes (13 sixth plate images - four in full cases, five in half cases, three uncased, one housed in a wooden frame; three ninth plate images housed in full cases) and three sixth plate ambrotypes (two housed in full cases, one in half case). One of the ambrotypes, showing a young girl standing beside a table in a studio setting, is housed in an interesting pressed paper case with raised central oval surrounded by gilt border. 

Highlighted daguerreotypes include a sixth plate portrait of three young women, one with her hand positioned on her chin (housed in half case); sixth plate image of a dapper looking young lad wearing a plaid blouse, standing with his arm resting on a table beside him, housed in thermoplastic case (with several chips) with penciled note inside case indicating that the portrait was taken in Ohio in 1857; sixth plate portrait of two young boys, likely brothers, each with book in hand, looking seriously at the photographer (housed in full case); and sixth plate portrait of two sisters wearing matching dresses, the older sister with her arm around the younger sister (housed in full case).


Range in condition from fair to very good. 

Estimate: $400 - $600
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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