Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of Elegant African American Lady

Sixth plate daguerreotype of an African American woman. Photographer and locale unknown, n.d., ca 1857-1860. A fine image of an elegant lady in mourning wear. She wears a black taffeta dress with ruched sleeves, a pleated bodice, and a white collar. She wears delicate black lace gloves and a silk cap. Housed in Littlefield, Parsons & Company “Raising the Brood” thermoplastic case (Berg 2-63) with fancy nonpareil mat and preserver. Case enhanced with delicate gilding to flower elements. Littlefield, Parsons & Co. paper label behind image. Back of plate marked in pencil, “2 Cards / 382 / Court St.,” likely an address for delivery of later developed cards of the same image. Professionally resealed with new glass in March 2019, noted on conservator’s tape.


Professionally resealed with new glass in March 2019 with some tarnishing at edges. 

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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