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Sixth Plate


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WORTH HER EFFORT! How long might it have taken “Miss A. L. Estill” to produce such elegant coils in her lengthy hair? Inside her complete leather case that has an earlier hinge repair much more is written. I know she was an Ohio gal taken April 8 1858. Also written was “A.L. Estill to Miss M. F. Thompson April 8 1858.” Begs the question if her companion accompanied her to the daguerreotypist’s gallery and they each had freshly taped sixth plates taken so they could exchange the likenesses. That kind of event sounds typically Victorian to me.