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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.

Condition:

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

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$2,375
02/20/2020

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