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Sixth Plate

$285.00

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HER HANDS WERE REAL . . . Then . . . And even now those mitts want to reach out and touch us. What a wonderful face the elderly lady wearing glasses had when she posed for this resealed sixth plate circa 1845. Those were deep buff marks that really don’t disappear. Maybe that’s why her maker used a lavish amount of pigments on her face and hands? Granny sat with her arms folded and listed slight to the left while the lens was uncapped and the dark slide pulled. The white residue on her dark dress was dried moisture from badly weeping glass. A couple mat marks and some mold mites are present too. The intact leather case has the most common geometric theme for the year she was seated in front of the camera. The spine is very weak.

For Purchase Inquiry Contact:
Dennis A. Waters at dennis@finedags.com