December 20, 2018 12:00 PM EST Cincinnati
Ends January 07, 2019


Quarter Plate Portraits of Authoritative Gentlemen, Lot of 7

Lot of 7 quarter plates housed in full pressed paper cases with split spines. One under mat and glass only. This lot features an early daguerreotype of a stern-faced man with a deep side part and heavy eyebrows, as well as a portrait of a rotund gentleman with mutton chops, seated with his hands clasped across a checked waistcoat. Another striking image captures a handsome young man who sits at a small table and wears a printed vest, dark jacket, and large bow-tie.

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


All have been resealed by the collector within the last twenty years.

Estimate: $250 - $450
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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