#2822 Two 1/6 Daguerreotype, of two beautiful kids
Two sixth plate (2.75" by 3.25") daguerreotypes of two
beautiful kids, the earlier one taken with their father. Two great dags which show better in hand than in the scans. The dag
with the father shows great tinting, reddish pink to girl's dress and light/faded blue to the boy's shirt. The other dag looks
as if they are wearing the same clothes which may lead one to believe they were taken at the same time. I think it was done
later as they both look just a bit older and the boy is wearing different trousers. Both cases are complete with some wear
and a leather spine repair on each.
CONDITION: both plates were re-silvered by the daguerreotypist. Both are in overall excellent condition with some light
tarnish as seen. On the tinted dag there is a scrape near the mat to the left of the boys arm, one small spot on his cheek
and a minute dot on her nose. On the second dag a couple of minute mat scraps at the top and some flecks of dust under the
glass. Both have been resealed by a previous owner.