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Ninth Plate


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“NO. 9 WASHINGTON ST.” And . . . “Send our dinner”, which was circled, was written on the reverse of a bright orange advertising card placed in the bottom of a repaired pressed paper ninth sized case. The youngster sat sullenly while his maker, George Rider executed this retaped portrait circa 1855-1856. Curiously the boy’s snazzy bowtie and richly patterned vest look “off the shelf” brand spanking new, while that jacket appeared to have been “tired” and well worn previously. There is faint patina and a couple areas of mold spiders on the brightly shining silvery surface. Also two tiny white dots are in the neutral backdrop.