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Sixth Plate


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UNUSUAL TO MY EYES. The lady wore a cap the likes of which I can’t recall ever seeing in a daguerreotype. Was cloth threaded through slashes in the white fabric? I had shared this fine archivally sealed sixth size likeness with my dear friend and client Mr. Martin Kamer, an expert and the most knowledgeable person I have ever met when it comes to identifying and defining fashions in the daguerreian era. Here were his comments: “These are silk ribbons that decorate the bonnet and were quite a common practice. They were probably a lovely colour.” Now I know! The lady’s face was lightly tinted along with gold painted on that brooch. There are small mat scrapes, mold mites and other specks and flecks. She is surrounded by nice oxidation. Her leather case is apart and hardened glue mars the red velvet cushion in places.