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Sixth Plate


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“PARKHILL W. PERRY”! Poor boy, but then that’s was his Christian name given to him by his loving parents. It was written in pencil in the bottom of an intact leather case. Mr. Perry’s talented daguerreotypist perfectly placed his freckled face on his retaped sixth plate. He encircled the young man with an oval black vignette. Parkhill’s facial color, that received applied pigments, is very impressive. This is a wonderful example of attire that a dapper dude would have worn to be daguerreotyped circa 1849. Slight mat marks and a few mold spiders dot the surface that shimmers! As the piece is rotated the tones and intensity shift.