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Sixth Plate


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WELL . . . The leather case is complete and in nearly new condition. “$1.50” was penciled up side down on the paper underneath the woman’s retaped sixth plate likeness. She was a substantial madam without a doubt and in spite what YOU might think, that is NOT a horn protruding from her head on the left side. It was the tip of a restraint, to remind the subject to stay seated while the lens was uncovered. The maker did his very best to please her. He tinted her face and painted the brooch with gold. And you know what, the likeness has survived to this day so apparently the lady walked from his gallery with the piece in hand. The spots and mat marks are on the silver.