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Sixth Plate


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UNEASY IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA. The child wasn’t exactly sure where to look and how to arrange her hands while she sat for her retaped sixth plate daguerreotype. Do you think that a pillow was placed behind her back so that she would remain upright and not slouch against the padded furniture? A head clamp might have been applied to her dark locks that were tamed by a pretty headband. Surely the little girl was thinking about what she would do when her time in front of a camera was over. Hoping it would be very soon no doubt. This was a high quality likeness produced by an operator very who had great confidence and was familiar with the process. Pale red tint was placed on the girl?s cheeks and lips. There are small mat scratches inside the opening of the brass shape that framed her. The leather case is apart.