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Sixth Plate

$125.00

Available

D15-149    Terms of Sale

"PHILADa." That was the obvious word I could read that had been impressed on a forest green plush cushion opposite the mother and son resealed sixth plate daguerreotype. Casey studied the imprint and added, “Chas. Isings SW Cor. of 8th & Arch”. Isings operated at that place circa 1856-1857. Pale gold was applied to the woman’s jewels. Her son was quite unhappy when the lens was uncapped while his parent actually was relaxed and had a whimsical expression. Her face was slightly soft. Good reflected depth is present. Mold spiders formed on the child’s cheek. I’m not sure why those odd stains (dried water?) occurred in the lower right corner. Patina fills in the scallops of the fancy brass mat. The bottom rail of the intact cover of the leather case is missing.

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