June 22, 2018 12:00 PM EDT Cincinnati
Ends July 02, 2018


Quarter Plate Daguerreotypes of Young Boys with Books, Including One By J. Gurney

A pair of quarter plate daguerreotype portraits, including one featuring a young boy standing and looking directly at the camera while holding a book open on the table beside him, housed in a full case with mat marked for J. Gurney, Broadway, NY; and one featuring a young boy sitting in a chair and holding a book or pamphlet up in front of his body, with cheeks lightly tinted pink, housed in a full case, fully separated at spine.

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


Gurney image with many wipe marks; other image with heavy tarnish at edges and spotting throughout.

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


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