Item 2008.001.1864 - [Portrait of a young girl]

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[Portrait of a young girl]

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  • [between 1840s-1850s] (Creation)

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1 photograph: 8.5 x 9.5 (closed), 17 x 9.5 (open), 6 x 7 (sight)

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Item is a brown hinged with tape case with daguerreotype inside, held in with a brass mat, cover glass and brass preserver. Inside cover is a soft red velvet cushion with detail of a butterfly. Red cloth frames image side too. Image is of a young girl, staring at camera, in a polka dot dress with white lace collar. Her hair is in two braids. One arms rest across her stomach. Her cheeks are tinted pink.

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Case is hinged with tape, and is worn. Inside, the brass preserver is only on top and left side which means the daguerreotype is not completely sealed in. BE CAREFUL WHEN HANDLING. Daguerreotype is in good shape, some tarnishing and marks on surface.

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