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Sixth Plate


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A GREEN CUSHION. And a green velvet surround held granny snuggly inside her leather case that has come apart over the ages. She remained very resolute and determined not to spoil this visit to a daguerreotypist who professionally transferred her likeness to his finely polished and now retaped sixth plate. Why buy old ladies (or men for that matter) you might ask? When the condition is excellent, the contrast, deep depth and tonality are all mighty fine and the subject is interesting; well . . . shall I add that the see through texture of her day cap’s ribbons intrigued me? Also her square face and large light eyes behind the lenses of her glasses that were slightly offset to the left captured my attention. Plus, her form was framed well within the oval brass mat.