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Sixth Plate


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A ROYAL MARINE. Neither Casey nor I are experts in restored sixth plate military daguerreotypes, but we both recognized that this man from the United Kingdom was daguerreotyped by an unknown operator here in the states, most likely in the early 1850s. His tunic was tinted red after he was taken leaning on that blue colored tablecloth. Those distinctive epaulets, his buttons, collar and signature of rank were all colored with gold. Even part of the decorative sword received similar treatment. The youthful soldier?s heavily lidded eyes looked directly at the camera?s lens. Light bathed the lad from a large opening on the left. It is plain to see that multi-hued patina has encroached upon much of the silver. Casey made a new leather spine on the leather case.