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Sixth Plate


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ENDLESS DEPTH! I’m not exactly certain why the lovely young woman appears to have been “cut out and pasted” on the background but I suspect it might have been in motion while the lens was uncapped (because of the alternating light and shade pattern) when she so perfectly posed for her archivally taped sixth plate masterpiece. The subject sat serenely while a highly skilled operator plied his trade to create this brilliant example of daguerreian art circa 1855. The next owner of the masterwork will keep reopening the complete leather case, like I have, to admire the lady displayed on her magical silvery mirror.