June 22, 2018 12:00 PM EDT Cincinnati
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Three Daguerreotype Portraits of Affectionately Posed Parents and Babies

Lot of 3 sixth plate daguerreotype portraits of parents with children, including a sweet portrait of a mother with her cheek pressed to her toddler's head, housed in a full case, separated at hinge; a portrait of a young mother holding her baby on her lap while seated on an elaborately decorated chair, housed in a half case; and an intimate portrait of a father holding his baby girl and affectionately tilting his head down over her, housed in a half case with period identification under plate reading, in part, "J. P. Ellis / New Castle, KY."

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

Condition:

Varying levels of tarnish to edges of each image, some spotting to the two images in half cases. Portrait of mother with toddler retains original seal.

Estimate: $150 - $300
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$420
06/22/2018

 

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