Five Assorted Sixth and Ninth Plate Velvet Cases, Including Rare Examples [Berg 6-11a, 6-12a-1, 6-12a1, 6-13a, 6-17a]

Cases contain one sixth plate ambrotype portrait of an identified young girl with accompanying note behind image identifying the subject, date (1861), and photographer, "R. Desmond" of Indiana [6-11a]; one sixth plate daguerreotype portrait of a young man with facial hair [6-12a-1]; one sixth plate tintype of a young man with curly hair [6-13a]; and one ninth plate portrait on milk glass featuring an identified gentleman with long sideburns, with date inscribed behind image [6-17a]. [6-12a] with no image. [6-11a], [6-12a], and [6-12a-1] classified as "Rare" in Berg. 

Provenance:Paul K. Berg Collection of Nineteenth Century Photographic Cases and Wall Frames


[6-11a] with damage to ambrotype. [6-12a], [6-12a-1], and [6-13a] all with some areas of wear, discoloration, and soiling to velvet. [6-17a] with extremely worn pile and areas of staining.

Estimate: $100 - $300
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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