Sixth Plate



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POSED BY A PARENT? The resealed lad was taken outdoors in front of a building with wooden clapboard siding. He is a sixth plate! The exposure was made on a totally overcast day. The intact original leather case has blue piping around the dag and a clean and bright red silk pad. I suspect he stood for the cameraman, maybe his dad or mom, circa 1848-1849. Needless to mention, outdoor portraits, when it is so obvious, are rare. I also made a gathering of pixels showing the unusual “ANTHONY” hallmark on the boy’s naked plate before conservation. This is a splendid example of a posed yet still very informal daguerreotype. Minimal patina is inside the brass mat and there is one brown dot lower left on the wood.

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