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Half Plate


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THE ORIGINAL SEAL . . . That held this splendid half plate together was part of a lottery ticket dated July 26, 1849. It was chance “5831” printed in large black numbers and signed in ink by one of the managers, “S. Drown”! Although ample tarnish occurred in the 169 year lifetime of the gent’s daguerreotype, enough of the tinted scenic background is still visible to suggest that Samuel Broadbent in Philadelphia might have been the operator responsible for the wonderful portrait. He is kept in a worn complete leather case.