December 06, 2012 07:00 PM EST Cincinnati


Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of Two Young Girls, Including Unusually Heavy-Set Girl

Sixth plate daguerreotype portrait of two young girls, each looking seriously into the camera, including an abnormally heavy-set girl at left. It has been suggested that this young girl almost certainly went on to become a Barnum's Circus sideshow performer. Both girl's cheeks are lightly tinted pink, and they wear boldly patterned dresses. Unknown daguerreotypist. Housed in full case.

Condition:Extremely light tarnish ring where plate meets mat. 

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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