Pair of Half Plates



D18-230    Terms of Sale

ON A CLOUD! This couple entered Jacob Shew's Sacramento gallery located at 68 J St. most likely in 1857 or later and commissioned him to produce two vignetted half plate daguerreotypes. The astounding quality of his efforts are clearly represented on each archivally sealed portrait! Mat scrapes and spots of patina are more evident on the unidentified gent, while his companion's likeness is nearly pristine. Casey has made a new leather hinge on their double compartment thick leather case.

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Dennis A. Waters at