Item 2008.001.1861 - [Portrait of a woman holding a book]

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[Portrait of a woman holding a book]

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  • [between 1840s-1850s] (Creation)

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1 photograph: 7.5 x 8.5 (case), 6.5 x 8 (sight)

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Item is a daguerreotype framed in gold with a cover glass but no case. Image is of a woman holding a book, looking right at camera. She wears a dark dress with big white lace collar. Looks as though it has been removed from its case, but still in cover glass and brass preserver.

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Daguerreotype is badly tarnished with some scratches or abrasions on surface. Looks to be bent in bottom right corner.

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