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Sixth Plate


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THREE QUARTER LENGTH. I wonder if there was a special reason the daguerreian decided to pose his elderly client thusly while she sat composed during the taking of a retaped sixth plate likeness? And she was sitting in a snowstorm too! That effect was unfortunately created by horribly weeping glass. The primitive effort, circa 1845 was solarized and there are deep buff strokes visible at every angle. The itinerant did touch each jewel of the woman’s necklace with gold! Loving hands opened the intact leather case many times.