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Sixth Plate


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?EMILY AMELIA HICKEY . . . Daughter of Elizabeth Francis and Daniel Hickey”. That writing on a scrap of paper identifies the cunning little girl who was seated on a blue tinted cloth that covered a daguerreian’s table in his studio. Emily rested her feet on the seat of a padded chair and placed one hand on the top of the wooden frame. Ladylike she crossed her ankles and tilted her chubby face watching all the while an unknown operator who made her newly sealed sixth plate. Brightness bathed Emily as sunshine entered the studio through a skylight above her. Fine contrast and depth are apparent. Scattered oxidation and some flecks and specks surround the child. Red was painted on the fabric of the fancy furniture. A complete leather case holds Emily’s image.