Fine Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of a Militiaman

Beautifully hand-colored sixth plate daguerreotype of an unidentified young private uniformed in a double-breasted militia tail coat with five sets of unusual paired buttons and prominent bi-colored cloth epaulettes. The collar braid, buttons, U.S. belt plate, and hat insignia are accented by the unknown photographer in gold. The militiaman's shako is the M1850 with ball plume. The details of the stamped brass plate are obscured by the gilding. Housed in a thermoplastic wall frame, 4.375 x 5 in.

Condition:Tarnish ring; scattered spotting throughout plate.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500


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