Thirteen Daguerreotypes and Ambrotypes of Couples and Families

Lot of 13 cased images, comprised of the following: 11 daguerreotypes, including half plate portrait of a father and son (lacks clarity, tarnish, surface spotting on plate, housed in full case with significant wear and separated at hinge); pair of quarter plate portraits of a husband and wife, lightly hand tinted (images a little light, but details still visible, very good contrast, housed in full case separated at hinge with surface wear); 8 sixth plate daguerreotypes (4 housed in full cases, 3 housed in half cases, and an uncased portrait of a couple). Highlighted sixth plate daguerreotypes include a studio portrait of two young couples posed together housed in half case under early mat; portrait of stern looking mother and daughter, the mother displaying a book in her hand; portrait of two young men in their twenties, housed in full case accompanied by period inked note attached to velvet interior, which identifies the subjects as Frederick M. Russell and Sylvester Barrett, Ridgeway, Orleans County (NY), and their ages. 

Accompanied by 2 ambrotypes, including a hand-colored quarter plate portrait of an aged couple, the husband resting his hand on his wife's shoulder, identified on paper note behind image as "Uncle John Cutforth and wife," (uncased); and sixth plate ruby ambrotype of a young couple (housed together in geometric/scroll Union case with a sixth plate daguerreotype referenced in paragraph above showing a young man, possibly the same one shown in the ambrotype). 


Images range in condition from good to near excellent. Cases range in condition from fair to very good. 

Estimate: $200 - $400
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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