December 20, 2018 12:00 PM EST Cincinnati
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Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of a Snooty Gentleman

Sixth plate daguerreotype depicting a well-dressed gentleman in profile, whose pose and facial expression suggest an air of extreme self-confidence. Dressed in a long dark coat and high-collar shirt, he has allowed himself a subtle element of flair with the addition of a polka-dotted cravat. His clean-shaven face, trimmed sideburns, and meticulously parted hair reveal the care taken in preparation for his portrait sitting. Housed in full pressed paper case, the interior of which is marked with the address of L.H. Hale, Boston, MA.

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


Case shows some light wear to corners and edges. Hinge is in good condition and shows a line from use. Image shows some wear with small details visible. No cracks in glass, dated replacement seal.

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


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