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Sixth Plate


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A CHARMING LASS! Let me tell you readers, that no scan in the world could possibly be accurate enough to reveal the subtleties in the contrast and the tonality. The reflected depth is from the fourth dimension. I think the gal must have truly been a beauty when she reached maturity. The daguerreian is unknown. He delicately tinted her flesh tones. She is kept in a complete leather case. There are a couple tiny scratches on the left side and in the negative there are many brown tarnish spots in the bottom half of the likeness plus the oxidation is a bit wonky. A colony of white dots in the black field behind the subject are barely noticeable. This was a remarkable dag the day the girl visited the studio circa 1850+- a year. And although the aging process of her resealed sixth plate has not been perfect, she still resonates with me.