#3146 1/6 Daguerreotype, profile of a handsome gentleman
Sixth plate (2.75" by 3.25") daguerreotype of a handsome
gentleman. An excellent vignette profile image. The re-silvered image was most likely taken by one of the Boston masters.
In the scan showing the full open case the dag looks very milky, this is in the scan only caused by the case latch raising
the dag off the scanner bed. Housed in a very nice full Boston style. (NOTE: re-silvered refers to a process done by the daguerreotypist
to add an extra layer of silver to the plate before buffing and the image exposed. This is generally believed to have been
done to achieve a superior plate surface, hence a better quality daguerreotype.)
CONDITION: the plate is in very good condition. A previous owner replaced the mat and probably the preserver. Scattered
stain spots and tarnish are seen around the inside of the mat. Under magnification some scattered tiny black dots can be seen
and some buffing lines. New glass and sealed with Filmoplast P90.