June 22, 2018 12:00 PM EDT Cincinnati
Ends July 02, 2018


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


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


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