Item 2008.001.1866 - [Portrait of a man]

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[Portrait of a man]

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  • [between 1840s-1850s] (Creation)

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1 photograph: 8.5 x 9.5 (closed), 16.5 x 9.5 (open), 6 x 7 (oval, sight)

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Item is a brown hinged case with daguerreotype inside, held in with a brass mat, cover glass and brass preserver. Opens with metal clasps. Inside cover is a soft red velvet cushion with detail of flowers. Red cloth frames image side too. Image is of a man looking directly at camera. He has long sideburns that come down to under his chin, and hair in a high wave off his forehead, similar to the hairstyles of the 1840s. His cheeks are tinted pink. He wears a checked suit with matching vest.

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Outer case is worn and dirty, and appears to have water damage on the verso. Daguerreotype is in good shape, some tarnishing. Some scratches and abrasions on cover glass and brass matt. Some marks on cover glass.

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