December 20, 2018 12:00 PM EST Cincinnati
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Quarter Plate Daguerreotype Portrait of a Distinguished Gentleman with Flowers

Quarter plate daguerreotype portrait of a middle-aged gentleman wearing formal clothes, with his arm resting upon a covered table.  In an act of perhaps romantic flair, he has decided to pose holding a sprig of delicate flowers, with a seemingly wistful and distant facial expression. Case interior bears the mark of William Snell of Salem, MA.

Provenance:Charles A. and Frances Swedlund Collection of Early Photography


Cover has separated but is present, with some remnants of hinge. Corners are beginning to separate. Glass is free of cracks, and image is free of visible scratches, though some tarnish is visible.

Estimate: $100 - $200
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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