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Sixth Plate


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LONG AND LACY! Such sweet innocence on the child s freckled face was transferred to her retaped sixth plate daguerreotype just after 1850 I suspect, although her complete leather case with two large entwined stars on both covers was not used until later. It certainly must have been summer time when the youngster was taken. Doesn t she have a wholesome appearance? While there is certainly no obvious significance to her image, I always respond positively to each person who was daguerreotyped when their likenesses have survived in relatively good condition. The larger specks will be seen but the remainders fade quietly into the oxidation and dark background.