Sixth Plate



D18-105    Terms of Sale

SHE HAS SURVIVED. On his best day, the gal’s maker produced this extraordinary primitive sixth plate effort. I can’t even begin to decipher the makeshift backdrop. Or the lack of focus on the subject’s face. I suspect the man realized his deficiencies in the production and swayed his client into paying for the resealed likeness by cleverly painting her ribbons, jewelry and face. How I really enjoy owning images produced about 1850 that displayed such crudeness and what was still acceptable in rural America! All the white specks were magnified by my scanner!

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